“Every person with a disability has the right to have his or her handicap compensated as much as possible by aids with the same technical standard as those we all use in our everyday lives.” This was the firm belief of the Swedish doctor and inventor Per Uddén when he founded the advanced rehabilitation solution provider, Permobil, more than 50 years ago. This ambition to increase the quality of life for users is still the heart and soul of Permobil.

Advanced rehab mobility solutions are not only key components that improve the quality of life for people with functional disabilities, but also an essential part of medical treatment. The complex and special nature of rehab technology demands substantial investments in research and development, which is at the core of Permobil’s business. All chairs from Permobil are built to order and designed to cater to the specific medical needs of the individual. In the endeavor to build top-quality powered and manual wheelchairs, Permobil constantly strives to innovate. In doing so the company is pushing the boundaries of what is possible, resulting in many “firsts” in the industry.

Today, Permobil’s products are sold in more than 70 countries worldwide. North America and Europe are its largest markets, but Permobil is proud that its innovative solutions are being made available to more and more disabled people around the World.

Since Patricia Industries acquired Permobil in 2013, the company has been growing strongly on its own as well as through select acquisitions of product market leaders and distributors that help us become even more relevant to our customers.



Introduction of the M1 in the US, the first Permobil powered chair that caters to the mid-market. Introduction of the ROHO Agility Active series of back supports, designed for individuals with an active Lifestyle.

Bengt Thorsson was appointed new CEO, effective in August, 2018, succeeding Jon Sintorn. Bengt was most recently President of EMEA at Dometic Group.


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Patricia Industries ownership (capital/votes): 91/91  |  Initial investment year: 2013