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TGA celebrates new StrongBack wheelchair success with European distributor at Rehacare 2016

Rehacare 2016 was a success for TGA and its Dutch distributor, Preston Ability. Pictured from left to right: Eric Cooper, TGA Wheelchair and Powerpack Specialist; Gareth Allmark, TGA Area Sales Manager (North); Tim Ross, TGA National Sales Manager; Brigit

7th October, 2016

Senior members from TGA Mobility have attended Rehacare 2016 to support Preston Ability, TGA's Dutch distributor, as sales of the new StrongBack wheelchair continue to grow at pace across the UK and Europe. (Hall 05, stand C27, Messe Düsseldorf, 28 Sept - 1 Oct).

The new TGA StrongBack wheelchair was successfully launched at Naidex this year and was recently showcased at Trade Days in the UK. Following the popularity of the StrongBack with British retailers at these shows, several TGA representatives travelled to Düsseldorf to ensure the momentum continues across Europe and beyond. Preston Ability based in Zeewolde, Netherlands, is a long established distributor of TGA products and has achieved significant growth thanks to the TGA Wheelchair Powerpack range. The pioneering StrongBack wheelchair is ideally suited for use with these powered drive units hence sales have heightened even further.

The attendant controlled StrongBack is a pioneering new lightweight wheelchair with an ergonomic contoured backrest. It encourages healthy postural positioning through effective lumbar support. A neutral, balanced pelvis, trunk and back position whilst sitting in a wheelchair is essential for maximum comfort, better health and improved social engagement. The StrongBack's ability to deliver these benefits to a large range of semi-ambulant people, without the need for complex and bespoke adjustments, has resulted in significant success for TGA retailers. This popularity continued at Rehacare with Preston Ability achieving impressive enquiry and order levels, especially when combined with a TGA Powerpack - delivering a strain-free experience for carers.

Tim Ross, TGA National Sales Manager commented: "Rehacare is always a well-attended, positive show with a great atmosphere. This year was no exception and the TGA team found the trip highly rewarding. We were able to support Preston Ability with their StrongBack and Powerpack showcase and network with many key contacts including existing international manufacturers such as Afikim and potential new suppliers. In terms of benefits to our UK customers, this latest Rehacare visit has once more ensured that TGA will be at the forefront of scooter and wheelchair technology with exciting new products planned for the future."

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