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Sunrise Medical, a giant in the field of assistive mobility solutions, has announced the acquisition of two leading global paediatric brands, Leckey and Firefly.

According to the mobility giant, the acquisition of James Leckey Design, along with its subsidiaries Firefly Friends and Vida Global, significantly extends Sunrise Medical’s paediatric product and service offering within therapeutic care and enhances its existing paediatric mobility portfolio.

Undergoing extensive clinical and usability trials with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, users and their families, Leckey strives to develop innovative paediatric solutions. These are designed specifically to improve mobility and participation in standing, walking, seating and other key daily life activities for children with assistive mobility needs.

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Discussing the acquisition of Northern Irish manufacturer James Leckey Design, Thomas Babacan, President and CEO of Sunrise Medical Group, commented: “The paediatrics sector is strategically important for us as we continue to improve people’s lives. Children and families are part of the core focus of our services. We are very delighted to bring Leckey and Firefly into the Sunrise family.

“Sunrise has been a successful key distribution partner for Leckey for many years in multiple countries. Through this, we have developed a deep and trusting relationship, built upon a foundation of strong cultural alignment. We are confident that their experienced management team, highly skilled workforce and clinical expertise, solid product offering, well-invested R&D and manufacturing, represent an excellent strategic fit with Sunrise Medical.”

Sunrise Medical’s extensive product portfolio includes manual and power wheelchairs, mobility scooters, seating & positioning systems and daily living aids.

Ben Stocks, CEO of Leckey, concluded: “Our mission of supporting children is perfectly aligned with Sunrise Medical’s core values and mission of improving people’s lives. We are very excited to join Sunrise. Our products are highly complementary, Sunrise’s global sales networks, business resources and infrastructure will significantly accelerate Leckey’s global reach and growth; and its broad offering and expertise will provide a solid foundation for further product innovation and wider customer proposition.”

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