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BraunAbility® is the world's leading manufacturer of mobility transportation solutions, including Wheel-chair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs), wheelchair lifts, accessible seating, storage, and ADA mobility secure-ment products.

BraunAbility® holds certifications for quality and safety in the manufacturing, automotive, and mobility industries, including ac-creditation with the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), ISO, CARB, and OEM manufacturers. All vehicles manufactured by BraunAbility® are certified to comply with the applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in effect on the date of manufacture as well as submitted to perform third-party extended durability testing assessment.

Founded over 50 years ago by Ralph Braun, an entrepreneur who spent most of his life in a wheelchair, the company has grown into the most well-known and trusted name in the mobility industry, bringing in-dependence to millions of individuals across the world. BraunAbility® is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pa-tricia Industries, a division of Investor AB Group.

Today the company has over 1800 employees worldwide, broken down by the following:

40 employees representing our global headquarters in Carmel, IN

1248 employees representing our manufacturing locations: Winamac, IN; Mt. Carmel, IL; Tyler, TX

348 employees representing our 51 retail locations across the United States, the headquarters of which is in St. Louis, MO

194 employees representing BraunAbility Europe, which consists of Somerset, United Kingdom; Aabenraa, Den-mark; and a headquarters in Stenkullen, Sweden

BraunAbility® mission statement remains as true today as it was in 1972: To Make Life a Moving Experience for All.

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