International vehicle access solutions specialist Mobility Networks acquires Italy’s Caroil Systems | Mobility Networks Group

International vehicle access solutions specialist Mobility Networks acquires Italy’s Caroil Systems

The Mobility Networks Group, a global specialist in wheelchair access solutions for vehicles, will be significantly expanding its Italian operations and strengthening its worldwide product portfolio following the acquisition of Caroil Systems S.p.a.

28 November, 2015

Based in Palidano di Gonzaga, Italy, Caroil Systems has been a highly regarded supplier of powered platform lifts for commercial vehicles since 1996. It has been acquired by Mobility Networks following commercial difficulties earlier in the year so existing and new customers can once again benefit from world-class products and service.

Mobility Networks is a pioneering multi-national specialist in wheelchair lifts, ramps, wheelchair accessible vehicles and further access products for the PCV and domestic WAV sectors. Through a synergy of global contacts, regional offices and proven manufacturers, Mobility Networks provides a single source for the very best access solutions from around the world. Led by international entrepreneur and Mobility Networks CEO Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks’ headquarters based in Kent, UK, manages a proven infrastructure and service offering that spans all continents. Mobility Networks has expanded its network of services in Italy with the addition of Caroil. The existing Managing Director for Mobility Networks Italy, Leandro De Aguiar, will also fulfill this role for Caroil Systems S.p.a through his extensive experience in the accessible vehicle industry.

Leandro commented: “This acquisition is a significant development for Mobility Networks and will provide new and existing Caroil clients with greater benefits, a wider product range and added value. Conversely, the engineering expertise of Caroil can now be leveraged on a global scale across the Mobility Networks product portfolio. Together this commercial development will ensure Mobility Networks maintains its position as the worldwide pioneer in wheelchair passenger access.”

Leandro continues: “As we move forward during this transition period, we would like to thank all Caroil customers, suppliers and employees for their continued understanding and goodwill. The company is now once again fully operational. We appreciate there is significant work ahead however the team and I believe this venture will be a success.” Mobility Networks CEO

Mike Simmonds added: “In terms of the Mobility Networks Group, acquiring Caroil will benefit all convertors, fleet operators and body builders across the world. It will allow us to synergise R&D with our other manufacturers such as Passenger Lift Services (PLS) in the UK – resulting in an ability to push the boundaries of innovation even further. In addition to the wheelchair access lift division, this acquisition also includes Elephantcar – the commercial tail lift division of Caroil. We are excited to now be involved in this area of the business too so that Mobility Networks can widen its customer base and extend services into new sectors. I firmly believe Leandro has the acumen to fulfill this exciting new challenge as Mobility Networks continues to deliver unsurpassed excellence in safety and accessibility across the globe.”

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The Mobility Networks Group

Established in 2014 with worldwide headquarters in Kent, UK, Mobility Networks is the leading multi-national specialist in accessible vehicle solutions. It provides a single source for all the latest innovations in vehicle access solutions from across the world. With a portfolio that is continually expanding, its products currently include vehicle access lifts, ramps, hatches, door opening systems and wheelchair accessible vehicle, lowered floor conversion kits. 

Mobility Networks combines global expertise with local knowledge to deliver a world-class service. Its multi-lingual team is fully committed to resolving the needs of vehicle specifiers, bus and coach convertors and transport operators. This ensures all aspects of worldwide accessibility, safety and legislative conformity are met now and in the future. Mobility Networks’ pioneering products are synonymous with quality and reliability and are further enhanced by a holistic support programme that provides proven design consultancy, installation and servicing.


Issued on behalf of:
Mike Simmonds, CEO
Mobility Networks (Holdings) Ltd.
12 Estuary View Business Park
Whitstable, Kent. CT5 3SE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1227 505022

Leandro De Aguiar, LATAM Manager
Mobility Networks Italy Srl
Via Matteotti 43
Gatteo A Mare, FC
47043, Italy
Telefon: +39 320 666 5997


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1. Leandro De Aguiar, Mobility Networks Italy Managing Director (left), is congratulated by Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks CEO Managing Director (right).

2. Now acquired by Mobility Networks, the Caroil Systems headquarters located in Palidano di Gonzaga, Italy.