TADWA acquires TL Eng unit

21/06/2019 - 14:14

Bassendean-based company Technology for Ageing and Disability WA has acquired the mobility division of TL Engineering.

TADWA acquires TL Eng unit
TADWA says this acquisition will significantly expand its recreation and mobility division.

Bassendean-based company Technology for Ageing and Disability WA has acquired the mobility division of TL Engineering.

TADWA said the deal would expand its services to include motor vehicle mobility such as car and bus conversions, wheelchair hoists, scooter lifts and passenger restraints.

It said this would significantly expand its recreation and mobility division.

The new vehicle mobility unit will sit alongside: TADWA’s Freedom Wheels program, which provides bicycles and trikes for people with disabilities; the mechatronics division, which designs and manufactures custom electronically-controlled equipment; and home automation.

The official acquisition date is June 24.

TL Engineering, which is based in Hazelmere, will use the sale to focus on its rapidly growing core business of truck and light vehicle custom body building, according to TADWA.

TADWA chief executive Steve Pretzel said the acquisition marked a significant milestone in the company’s 35-year history.

“Our mission is to help people do what’s important to them, and being able to get out and about conveniently and safely is a big part of that,” he said.

“TL Engineering has been delivering quality products and services into the Western Australian market for almost 50 years and their mobility business is the ideal complement to TADWA’s custom mobility solutions.

“We’re thrilled to now be able to offer an entirely new range of solutions to help people live more independently.”

TADWA is a National Disability Insurance Scheme registered provider and also provides services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program and Home Care Packages.

TL Engineering chief executive Dan Oldham said TADWA was the ideal organisation to take over its mobility division.

“With the growing demands on the light vehicle and truck body market we made the strategic decision to exit the mobility market but we wanted to ensure that our clients would be well serviced into the future,” he said.

“With their expertise in engineered custom solutions and their passion for helping people to be more independent, TADWA is the perfect fit to move this division forward.”

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