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TGA Minimo Autofold launch and scooter test track deliver Naidex show highlight

The TGA team at Naidex 2019

28th March, 2019

We have experienced a successful Naidex with healthy visitor footfall on our exhibition stand and mobility test track (NEC, 26-27 March 2019).

We were delighted to launch the 4mph Minimo Autofold mobility scooter to the trade at the NEC - it is the latest addition to our award-winning range. It builds upon the popular pedigree of the transportable Minimo family with the addition of powered folding.

This automated action allows users with limited strength or dexterity to benefit from a lightweight car boot scooter as manual folding is not required. By activating the mechanism with a key fob and safety pedal, the Minimo Autofold simply folds into a compact size ready for straightforward storage. Lifting into a car boot is made easy by leaning the pneumatic tyres onto a vehicle's bumper and leveraging with the easy-grip lifting hand. The Minimo Autofold incorporates all the best-selling features of the Minimo Plus 4 particularly the traditional 4-wheel configuration which provides enhanced stability. The ability of this quality scooter to fold in one complete unit maximises convenience when using cars, public transport, planes and coaches – meeting the growing demand for trusted scooters that deliver independence further afield.

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director comments: "Naidex proved to be a strong platform to launch our Minimo Autofold to dealers. Trade visitors were impressed by the new level of support it provides and how it opens up independent mobility to a wider demographic. Through the combination of lightweight design and automated folding many more owners with restricted mobility can choose to travel alone or benefit from easier storage and deployment. Freedom is all about maximum convenience – this is what the Minimo Autofold delivers in abundance."

Alongside the Minimo Autofold launch, trade visitors were able to see and experience our complete award-winning range of scooters, wheelchairs, powerpacks and powerchairs. The adjacent TGA mobility test track provided a unique opportunity to test drive TGA products around an engaging and fun course. Obstacles were included to simulate the everyday situations a mobility scooter user may face including road crossings, slopes and reversing scenarios. Test drives of the pioneering WHILL Model C powerchair were the most popular.

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director concludes: "There was a significant buzz in and around our Naidex test track this year. Only by completing a test drive can you truly understand whether a scooter or powerchair is right for your needs or a client's. Our track was busy throughout the event with trade visitors test driving TGA products of all sizes from compact Zest models to our stylish WHILL Model C Powerchair and new-look 8mph Breeze S4 with off-road capabilities. By sponsoring and managing the Naidex test track once more we have firmly reiterated our commitment to road safety."

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