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New HR Manager at Abilia

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 08:17 GMT

Elin Wallenborg has been recruited as Abilia’s new HR manager and she is stationed in Stockholm. Elin comes from a position as HR Strategist at Academedia, which is Northern Europe's largest education group with approximately 15,000 employees.

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Abilia helps people control both the virtual and physical world

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2017 12:10 BST

On the 4th of October Abilia launches GEWA Connect, a completely new environmental control product, in the UK and selected markets. GEWA Connect helps users with special needs to control the appliances in their home and lets them use existing apps in smartphones and tablets. Users become more independent, more in control of their lives and able to live a fulfilling life.

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New Head of Business Development and International Growth at Abilia

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2017 15:17 BST

We are very happy to welcome Céline Flach to Abilia, our new Head of Business Development and International Growth.

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New Head of Product Management at Abilia Ltd

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2017 12:56 BST

From August 14th, Cecilia Arthuis is new Head of Product Management and part of the management team at Abilia, with responsibility for expanding and optimizing the value of the product portfolio.

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Trade in your old Lightwriter

News   •   May 04, 2017 12:31 BST

Time for an upgrade?

Trade in your old Lightwriter and save ££££!

If you have a Lightwriter SL35 or SL40 over five years old then you can trade it in for the latest model.

GET A SHINY NEW LIGHTWRITER WITH OUR AMAZING TRADE-IN DEAL:

  • Make a substantial ££££ saving on a new machine.
  • Ask your local Product Advisor for a price....
  • ...or contact us for a quote and full information.

01954 281 210 info@abilia.uk

Offer available for a limited time. UK customers only. The customer is responsible for the arrangement and cost of returning the old Lightwriter to Abilia Ltd, this must be before shipment of the new purchase can be dispatched. The old Lightwriter must be an SL35 or SL40 and over five years old. Please contact us for full instructions and quote before returning your old Lightwriter to us. Only one Lightwriter can be traded against one new purchase. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Time for an upgrade? Trade in your old Lightwriter and save ££££! If you have a Lightwriter SL35 or SL40 over five years old then you can trade it in for the latest model.

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Abilia acquires portfolio of alarm products from Emfit

News   •   Jan 30, 2017 20:19 GMT

Abilia AB has signed an agreement to acquire the product rights to a portfolio of established seizure and occupancy alarms from the Finnish company Emfit Ltd. The transaction has a large strategic value for Abilia as it establishes the company as a leading product provider in the epilepsy alarm market.

Abilia has during a number of years sold Emfit’s seizure and bed/floor occupancy alarm products. The cooperation has been successful and Abilia is today a leading distributor of Emfit’s alarm products. In addition to the product rights, Abilia has received 10 years exclusivity to the sensor technology within the relevant applications with the exception of the North American market. The transaction creates excellent opportunities to continue to develop the business together with Emfit, its distributors and customers. Emfit will remain a sub supplier of the unique sensor technology to Abilia.

“We have during several years very successfully developed a partnership with Emfit around these products and Abilia sees significant potential for continued strong development in the relevant markets. The acquisition of the Emfit product portfolio means that Abilia establishes itself as a leading provider within a highly interesting niche market for epilepsy and seizure alarms. Emfit’s products are today part of our offering and through the transaction we get an opportunity to continue to develop the business together with other distributors and customers around the world.”, says Tove Christiansson CEO Abilia AB

”We are glad to enter this agreement with our long term partner and distributor, Abilia," says Heikki Räisänen, CEO and Co-founder at Emfit Ab. “This transaction ensures continued and even improved availability of these greatly needed epilepsy alarm products on the market.”

For more information, contact:

Tove Christiansson, CEO, Abilia

Mobile: +46 (0)70-291 28 33

E-mail: tove.christiansson@abilia.se

About Abilia

Abilia gives people with special needs the power to become independent and take control of their daily lives. Based on our more than 40 years’ experience and supported by research evidence, we know that our assistive technology helps people to get structure over their day, to communicate with people, to control appliances in their home and call for attention. We believe that everyone should have the same opportunities to participate in society on their terms, and are passionate about enabling people access to a more fulfilling life.

Abilia develops, manufactures and sells aids for individuals with disabilities in the areas of communication, cognition and environment control & alarm. We have offices in Sweden, Norway, and the UK, and export our products to another 20 countries. Abilia is a merger of the four companies Gewa, Falck Igel, Handitek and Toby Churchill. Our turnover currently amounts to about SEK 200 million. Abilia is owned by MedCap, a Nordic investor that focuses on established Life Science companies with significant development potential. MedCap has been part-owner in the former GEWA AB since 2007.

About Emfit

Emfit is 27 year old company, head-quartered in Finland with subsidiaries in USA and China. It is world leader in manufacturing ferro-electret electro-active polymer sensors and material for various industries including sports, bedding, machinery and building industries. Company is also leading supplier of real-time, IoT based autonomous smart bed solutions. Company's core competencies are in development and manufacturing of real-time vibration and force measuring solutions using WI-Fi, mobile data and web technologies. For more information about Emfit, please visit: www.emfit.com

​Abilia AB has signed an agreement to acquire the product rights to a portfolio of established seizure and occupancy alarms from the Finnish company Emfit Ltd. The transaction has a large strategic value for Abilia as it establishes the company as a leading product provider in the epilepsy alarm market.

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New CEO in the Abilia Group

News   •   Jan 26, 2015 19:04 GMT

January 19th 2015. Hugo Petit appointed as acting CEO in the Abilia Group. During the past year, it has become apparent that there is a need for faster implementation of the changes required by the integration project that is currently in progress at Abilia. Former CEO, Lars-Åke Berglund will be available to the company's board and management in a transition period.

Karl Tobieson, Chairman of Abilia Group said, "Over the past year, I have worked closely with Hugo at Abilia and the other companies affiliated with MedCap. Hugo has the right credentials to accelerate the process of change in Abilia and set the structure for the future.

We have initiated the recruitment process for a permanent CEO. I also want to thank Lars-Åke for his efforts at Abilia and wish him good luck for the future".

January 19th 2015. Hugo Petit appointed as acting CEO in the Abilia Group. During the past year, it has become apparent that there is a need for faster implementation of the changes required by the integration project that is currently in progress at Abilia. Former CEO, Lars-Åke Berglund will be available to the company's board and management in a transition period.

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About Abilia

Abilia gives people with special needs the power to become independent and take control of their daily lives.

Abilia gives people with special needs the power to become independent and take control of their
daily lives. Based on our more than 40 years’ experience and supported by research evidence, we
know that our assistive technology helps people to get structure over their day, to communicate with
people, to control appliances in their home and call for attention. We believe that everyone should
have the same opportunities to participate in society on their terms, and are passionate about
enabling people access to a more fulfilling life.
Needs can differ depending on the person's situation and age. The individual may have
Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD/ADD, or autism spectrum disorder. Or they may have
suffered a spinal cord or brain injury in an accident, suffered a stroke, or begun showing signs of
dementia. Whatever the background to their needs, everyone has the right to live an independent
life while interacting with others. The focus may be on making it easier for a young person to handle
their school day or on giving an elderly person the ability to live at home longer. Our company name
itself highlights how important this is to us. The name Abilia stems from the word 'ability'.
Many of our approximately 100 employees have personal experience with disability, either
professionally or in relation to a loved one. This not only makes us more committed, but also gives us
broad expertise in assistive technology. We know how important access to our products is to our
users and therefore put great focus on providing quality service and support.
Abilia develops, manufactures and sells aids for individuals with disabilities in the areas of
communication, cognition and environment control & alarm. We have offices in Sweden, Norway,
and the UK, and export our products to another 20 countries. Abilia is a merger of the four
companies Gewa, Falck Igel, Handitek and Toby Churchill. Our turnover currently amounts to about
SEK 200 million. Abilia is owned by MedCap, a Nordic investor that focuses on established Life
Science companies with significant development potential. MedCap has been part-owner in the
former GEWA AB since 2007.

Read more about Abilia at www.abilia.com.
For more information on Medcap, please visit www.medcap.se

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  • Abilia
  • Cambridgeshire
  • CB24 4AE Swavesey Cambridge
  • United Kingdom