ALIMCO ties up with British charity to make wheelchairs

The state-of-the-art wheelchairs will be compliant with WHO guidelines

GN Bureau | December 21, 2016


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Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India, a Miniratna-II CPSU, has signed an agreement with Motivation Charitable Trust of UK to manufacture WHO compliant wheelchairs in India.

The Transfer of Technology (ToT) and Consultancy Services agreement provides opportunity to ALIMCO and M/s Motivation UK to work together for producing affordable state-of-art wheelchairs having compliance to WHO guidelines.

Under the agreement, Motivation offered two products: Motivation Rough Terrain Wheelchair and Motivation Active folding Wheelchair said a press release.

Additionally, ALIMCO bought 140 products from Motivation for user trial. The purpose was to reaffirm the quality & appropriateness of Motivation wheelchairs, tricycles & supportive seats in line with the WHO guidelines on wheelchair services.

Motivation will buy at least 20 percent of the quantity produced at ALIMCO at cost price minus the royalty charges.

As per the agreement, Motivation will train the personnel of ALIMCO.

Technology transfer will enable ALIMCO to produce and provide cost effective and affordable wheelchairs to the disabled through its widespread national network across the country.

The agreement is seen as step to gradually decrease the dependency of import of the products from China and to promote the products made at ALIMCO under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

 

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