In Togliatti opened company producing wheelchairs

July 4th on the basis of "AvtoVAZ" has opened production of modern wheelchairs. The press service of the government of Samara Oblast.


Is engaged in the production of wheelchairs German company "Otto Bock. Mobility ", situated on the former industrial areas of the domestic auto giant. At this moment the capacity of the plant is about 20 thousand carriages per year.


By 2014. the company planned to produce up to 40 thousand wheelchairs, and the number of employees increased to 50-60 people. Localization of production is planned for 3 years to bring up to 80%.
At present, the company employed 25 people — most of them former employees of subsidiaries of AvtoVAZ.

While the company will produce one model stroller in 168 versions, depending on the physical data of a particular user with disabilities.


The company was organized from the ground up just over half a year ago, with the assistance of the Government of Samara region, subsidiaries of OAO "AvtoVAZ" and the company "Otto Bock". Currently jobs are equipped with the most modern standards, the infrastructure.

During the opening of the enterprise CEO of Samara social organization of wheelchair users "Association of Hand" Eugene Caves tried one of the models of carriages and said that she is comfortable. Caves wished to have been made in the production of new versions of wheelchairs for active people with disabilities involved in sport who want to move up the street and in public transport without assistance.

Cost of carriage of about 10 thousand rubles, including delivery to the consumer. The customer is the government of the Samara region. Through the bodies of social protection are going to bid, made an order for the production, which produce a stroller physical data of the customer. Then the bodies of social protection transfer carriages in need.
Recall that in late June, the Minister of Health and Social Development Minister Tatyana Golikova called the start of production at AvtoVAZ accessible "serious and significant project."

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