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Autochair vehicle adaptations and mobility driving aids since 1983

We are proud to be partnered with Autochair to provide auto mobility solutions to our customers

Born from one man's desire for greater independence, Autochair is a world leading supplier and manufacturer of vehicle adaptation products which have been making a difference to the lives of tens of thousands of people for more than 35 years. It is our ambition to make car travel easy and accessible to all – whether as a driver or a passenger.

Their product categories include lifts and hoists for the loading and stowage of mobility scooters and wheelchairs, driving accessibility aids to make it easier to control your vehicle, and car adaptations to make it easier to get in and out of a vehicle. 

Autochair's story

Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and when engineer David Walker was paralysed in an accident in 1975, he wanted to find a way to get to work without having to rely on someone else to load and unload his wheelchair from the boot of his car.

Finding that there was nothing suitable on the market, David decided to invent his own solution, eventually developing a mechanism that hoisted his chair into a box on the roof of his car by 1979. Impressed, other people asked him to make a similar product for them and demand was so strong, David was able to put his idea into production in 1983. Autochair was born.

Over the next few years David steadily grew the company, increasing the range of products, moving into new and bigger premises and bringing his three sons on board, changing the lives of thousands of people along the way.

Autochair is now based in a state-of-the-art £2m factory and is a global leader in the design, manufacture and installation wheelchair hoists, people lifts and other driving aids – and all because its founder wanted to find a way to lead a more independent life.

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