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Permobil acquires Panthera, a leading company in ultra-light active wheelchairs

Stockholm 2021-NOV-01.

Permobil has entered into an agreement to acquire Panthera. The acquisition strengthens Permobil’s offer of manual wheelchairs. Panthera’s products complement the product portfolio and strengthen the company’s competitiveness in the market.

The acquisition is an important step in Permobil´s strategy to increase the quality of life for people living with disabilities through an expanded offering to the users. Panthera has a strong brand and reputation, and both were started by Swedish entrepreneurs. The two companies share the same values and focus on the people who use their products.
“It feels very exciting and inspiring to continue our journey together with Permobil. We have the same passion for our users and share the same values. We deliver products and knowledge, which makes everyday life easier for our users who are in focus. Both companies are started by Swedish entrepreneurs and have innovation and development as a strong driving force. We see that this will lead to a lot of positives for users around the world!” says Jalle Jungnell, owner of Panthera.
“We are very happy and proud to welcome Panthera to Permobil! Panthera originates from the same values always close to the users and with their needs in focus. Panthera’s employees have made a fantastic journey and we look forward to continuing this journey together with them. Panthera´s products strengthen Permobil’s offering in the market with the world's lightest wheelchairs for active users, alongside our Progeo and TiLite ranges,” says Bengt Thorsson, CEO and President of Permobil.

Jalle Jungnell / Bengt Thorsson

About Panthera
The company was founded in 1989 by Jalle Jungnell. The goal was, and still is, to build the world's lightest wheelchair. The company has approximately 100 employees in Sweden and Norway and exports to over 40 countries worldwide. Most of the production takes place in the subsidiary Rollmek AB in Kalmar where the advanced craftsmanship is made to solder together the extremely thin chassis pipes. For more information visit

About Permobil
For 50 years, Permobil has been dedicated to providing individuals with innovative assistive technology to help them live life to the fullest. We are passionate about understanding our users’ needs and are a global leader with trusted solutions for power and manual wheelchairs, seating and positioning products, and power assist.

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