Drive Medical Group Acquires AquaJoy Bathlifts Limited
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom – August 10, 2011
Drive Medical Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical, is pleased to announce the acquisition of AquaJoy Bathlifts Limited (“AquaJoy”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality, versatile and reliable bathlifts and related products. AquaJoy has won many awards for their products and service excellence. Their strength is further evidenced by their strong position in the U.K. government sector.
“We are pleased to add AquaJoy to the Drive family. The combination of their product excellence and strength in the U.K. government sector with our broad product portfolio will accelerate AquaJoy’s growth and the growth of Drive’s existing business,” states Harvey Diamond, Chairman and CEO of Drive Medical.
AquaJoy has had successes with its Premier Plus reclining lift and, more recently, with the Saver rigid lift. The success is attributable to the strong leadership of Hugh Malone and Claire Cudden, as Managing Director and Sales and Marketing Director, respectively.
“We are extremely pleased to have Hugh Malone and Claire Cudden join the Drive team. They are highly respected professionals within the industry, with a proven track record for growing and sustaining sales in the bathlift segment,” stated Richard McGleenan, Managing Director of Drive Medical Limited. Mr. Malone and Ms. Cudden will continue in their existing roles.
Hugh Malone added “Being part of Drive Medical opens up significant opportunities for AquaJoy in broadening our product line and offering access to a wider range of products to our existing customers.” “We are proud of our success with our Premier Plus and Saver bathlift lines. Joining forces with Drive Medical allows us to broaden our product distribution and offer our versatile, expertly designed products to a wider customer base,” states Claire Cudden.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
AquaJoy Bathlifts Ltd has established itself as a brand you can rely on within the Bathlift market place. The award winning company has a strong reputation for manufacturing high quality, versatile, reliable bathlifts and accessories for adults and children supported by unbeatable levels of customer service and support.