(PRWEB) October 04, 2013
The Braun Corporation announced today a substantial investment in Brazil-based FOCA Controles de Acessos Ltda. The partnership combines Braun's worldwide leadership in wheelchair lifts with FOCA’s established position as a leading provider of access control systems, turnstiles and urban bus lifts used for accessible public transportation.
The FOCA and Braun partnership will establish an extensive and powerful line of wheelchair lifts to serve the rapidly growing accessible transportation market in Brazil and throughout Latin America.
“We are enthused about this opportunity to partner with FOCA to further improve the lives of people with physical disabilities throughout the world,” said Braun President Nick Gutwein. “FOCA has strong leadership, a reputation for manufacturing quality, and shared values grounded in a commitment to caring for its customers. We are delighted to be a part of this team.”
"We are very excited to start this new moment with the world's leading manufacturer of equipment for mobility," stated Gabriel Stumpf, CEO of FOCA. "We believe this will be a very important development for FOCA and Braun, not only in Brazil but throughout Latin America, and we want to share this exciting experience with all our employees and customers."
“This partnership will continue to strengthen our position internationally, adding to our knowledge base of the evolving needs of the global accessibility market,” stated Greg Cook, Executive Vice President of International Sales at Braun.