Handicare joins leading Midlands industry network

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Kingswinford-based Handicare has joined leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands to share best practice, win new business, collaborate, and raise its profile within the local community.

The West Midlands site is the headquarters of the UK division of global company Handicare, which offers solutions and support to increase the independence of the physically challenged or elderly people, and to enable them to live an active life — on their terms — and to facilitate for their care providers and family. 

In Kingswinford, Handicare manufactures stairlifts which are distributed to a network of trade partners, and for direct private and local council installations in the UK. They are also exported to countries including the US, China and Australia. In the last few years, Handicare has made substantial investments to enhance productivity in the manufacturing process across sites in the UK and the Netherlands, focusing on simplification and automation and increasing capacity to cope with rising global demand.

Handicare Director of Operations UK, Richard Whitehouse said: “We are delighted to join Made in the Midlands’ ‘movers and shakers’ and to participate in activities which are bringing together our region’s engineering and manufacturing firms from all sectors. We are keen to develop closer relationships with our neighbours in the industry, and to share best practice which will have a positive impact on our local economy as well as participating companies.”

Handicare is now part of a collective group of 400+ firms including Jaguar Land Rover, ZF, GKN, Dennis Eagle, Moog Aircraft Group, Mahle Powertrain, Yamazaki Mazak, Autins, Ricoh, Sertec, Dura, Gestamp, Hadley Group, Arlington Industries, Lander, Liberty Group and more.

Handicare is proud to be part of the growing #MIMFAMILY, and looks forward to benefitting from the buzz surrounding this network.

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