Mobility aids, such as scooters and powered wheelchairs, are being used increasingly in the global market. The current estimated compound annual growth rate is 3-4%.
In the UK, mobility equipment are normally sold through regional distributors. There are an estimated 1900 mobility product suppliers in the UK. The majority of the UK mobility equipment supply market operates on a regional basis. There are also national high-volume dealers selling products online and specialist companies that sell high specification prescription powerchairs.
Accelerate conducted market research interviews across a sample of 200 mobility dealers to explore the structure of the mobility aids market (supply).
Accelerate also researched the interrelationships between manufacturers and dealers. Our findings included information about pricing structures and best-selling products and models. We also identified key end user needs with regards to product features, benefits, warranty and servicing requirements. Click here to read the project case study.
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Philippa Bevan has over 25 years commercial and public sector experience in marketing, market research and product management spanning the education, laboratory, medical device, technology transfer and packaging industries. Philippa has a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and Virology and is a Chartered Marketer.