PARTS: Higer accessories

WMC Group has teamed up with Byron Group to offer a range of mobile disability access products

PARTS: Higer accessories
Using Accessible Transit Specialists’ products, Higer will provide a more affordable and efficient base for wheelchair accessible 20 plus seated buses

WMC Group has teamed up with a leading provider of wheel chair, disability access products and emergency vehicle accessories — the Byron Group.

Both groups formed an agreement to fit products supplied by Byron Group subsidiary Accessible Transit Specialists (ATS) to WMC Group’s vehicles at the shop floor pre-delivery.

ATS General Manager Arthur Nersisyan says the agreement between WMC Group and ATS' parent company, Byron Group, will be a significant benefit to the transport industry.

"The partnership with WMC Group will benefit the end-user by providing more vehicle choices and will ensure more cost effective solutions for a range of uses including wheel chair accessible transport and emergency vehicles for the Australian market," Nersisyan says.

"We are looking forward to working with WMC to provide new products for thousands of customers."

WMC and Bryon Group will offer wheelchair accessible vehicles across the Higer Bus range as well as on the soon-to-be-released LDV minivans, making it the first distributor to offer accessible vehicles from the showroom floor as a one-stop destination for wheelchair friendly vehicles.

Byron Group also offers flooring systems, interior lighting, additional access steps and hand rails which can be fitted to any product in the WMC range.

WMC Group CEO Jason Pecotic says the partnership provides an almost unlimited range of uses for vehicles across the brands WMC represents in Australia.

"It means that WMC can now offer a commercial vehicle for almost every application ranging from delivery vans to wheelchair accessible buses and patient transport services," Pecotic says.

"WMC wheelchair accessible vans and buses are in high demand for community transport groups, retirement villages and taxi companies all of which are seeking cost effective solutions to their transport needs."

Pecotic says the Higer and LDV ranges will provide affordability and an efficient base for vehicles which traditionally represent a major capital outlay for organisations that often have a charity or not-for-profit charter.

"By offering vehicles which feature Byron Group modifications directly at a dealer level, we've eliminated the hassle of purchasing a vehicle and then having to deal with another company to modify it to fit the end-users needs," he says.

The availability of Byron Industry modified Higer and LDV vehicles directly from WMC's extensive Australia wide dealer network will also mean that buyers can now take advantage of the new financing packages being offered by WMC through Macquarie Leasing.

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