The Mobility Networks Group, a global specialist in products for vehicle accessibility, has strengthened its regional presence in Italy by opening a new headquarters in Gatteo A Mare, near San Marino.
Led by international entrepreneur and CEO Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks provides a comprehensive range of global products to the accessible vehicle sector. It specialises in supplying innovative wheelchair access lifts, ramps, escape hatches, lowered vehicle floors and further solutions to vehicle convertors and body builders. Mobility Networks leverages its trusted manufacturing sources to provide leading solutions from the international market, whilst supporting on a local level with regionalised expertise. These products ensure safe and reliable access to buses, coaches, wheelchair accessible vehicles, ambulances, trams and trains.
The organisation’s global headquarters are located in Kent, United Kingdom, where co-ordination of its operations across the world are managed – these now include direct provision of its products within Italy. Leandro De Aguiar, who has over 15 years of experience in the accessible vehicle sector, is managing mobility Networks Italy. Leandro and his team can now provide Italian vehicle convertors and fleet operators with a new, unique range of products that deliver world-class quality and performance.
Leandro De Aguiar, Managing Director of Mobility Networks Italy commented: “The opening of Mobility Networks Italy represents a significant development in the Italian accessible vehicle market. For the first time, Italian operators and builders of buses, coaches and wheelchair accessible vehicles, now have the opportunity to select the best access solutions from around the world – all from one source. We can also provide assistance with installation and servicing so clients, ranging from small convertors to large fleet managers, are reassured of the best package possible. We only supply high quality products and within this range, Mobility Networks Italy is introducing PLS powered wheelchair lifts to the region. PLS (Passenger Lift Services), based in the UK, is an OEM that is part of the Mobility Networks Group. It has an established reputation for manufacturing coach, bus and mini-bus access platforms that are unsurpassed in the sector. These precision engineered solutions will enhance vehicle access levels across Italian public and private transport.
Leandro continues: “We will shortly be launching the new Flexirail system in Italy which is lighter, more cost effective and quicker to install than alternative aluminium floor systems. Combined with the other products we can now offer in the Italian market, I feel confident a new era of enhanced vehicle safety is beginning with the launch of Mobility Networks Italy.”
Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks CEO concluded: “The launch of Mobility Networks Italy opens up a new world of benefits for Italian accessible vehicle convertors and operators. For the first time, specifiers can tap into the very best access solutions that the global market can offer, whilst experiencing efficient technical and after-sales support on a local level. Mobility Networks is a nimble and flexible company that can meet the requirements of both small specialist convertors to larger bus and coach operators. This approach ensures the right solution is provided for the right vehicle, user and operator, every time. I believe Mobility Networks Italy will be a success and have confidence that Leandro is the ideal individual to lead the Italian operation professionally and effectively.”