At Handicare, we are committed to making everyday life easier for disabled and elderly people. And to empowering them to live an active life – on their terms. At the same time, we want to support those who assist them. This is why we provide well-designed solutions that help increase independence, and are easy and safe to use, for both healthcare professionals and family members.
We are passionate about what we do and it is important to us that our customers and partners regard and experience us as being committed and respectful, and acting with integrity. Knowing that what we do every day can really make a difference to people’s lives is very rewarding. At the same time, it motivates us to perform even better and improve the solutions we offer.
In the 1980s three wheelchair users met by chance at a Norwegian rehabilitation centre. These young men, all suffering from a paralysing injury, were not happy with the wheelchairs available in those days. Based on their own experiences, they were convinced that things could be done differently. So, in 1986, they set up their own company called ‘Rullestolekspertene’ (the Wheelchair Experts), with a garage as their workshop.
A lot has happened since those early days in Norway…
Over the years Handicare has steadily expanded its activities, through organic growth and also through acquisitions and mergers with well-established companies in various countries. All the companies that have joined us have made their own unique contribution to the growth of Handicare, yet we all share the same brand values. Along with our geographic growth, we have also expanded our product range. What started with wheelchairs has evolved to become a complete range of mobility products, transfer and lifting aids, bathroom safety solutions, stairlifts and vehicle adaptations. They are all well-designed, highly functional, and safe and easy to use. And, of course, they help to make everyday life easier!