Multi-national Mobility Networks delivers a comprehensive portfolio of global products to the transport sector. Synergising worldwide manufacturing with regional support, Mobility Networks supplies wheelchair access lifts, ramps, escape hatches, lowered vehicle floors and further solutions to convertors of buses, coaches, WAVs, PTS/ambulances, trams and trains.
Part of the Mobility Networks group, PLS is the UK-leading name in the design, manufacture and maintenance of powered lifts and ramps for commercial accessible vehicles. PLS has provided an unsurpassed level of service and innovation since inception in 1990 and will be showcasing three lifts from its market-leading range on stand J92. Exhibiting as part of Mobility Networks for the first time at Eurobus this year, this display will also demonstrate the holistic package of servicing and maintenance PLS can provide all coach operators. These complete solutions, from product design and installation through to warranty cover and technical support, are unique within the sector and can deliver significant benefits to fleet managers and specifiers.
Mobility Networks will be displaying a full size coach rig at Eurobus with three example PLS AccessTM lifts installed and fully operational. These popular coach lifts will illustrate the varying access points that can be achieved by PLS engineers who can fit either side front entrance, bottom-locker or ski-locker solutions for safe lifting and lowering of wheelchair passengers. The Front Entrance Coach Lift is a fully automatic, two-piece coach cassette platform, that is located at the front passenger side door and can be installed in conjunction with the patented PLS Magic Floor system. The Bottom-Locker and Ski-Locker Coach Lifts are both robust, fully automatic large passenger platform that provides side wheelchair access to executive and luxury coaches.
Mike Simmonds, CEO of Mobility Networks commented: “PLS is the only wheelchair access lift specialist to deliver this level of support to coach operators and manufacturers. From production and installation through to servicing and maintenance, our talented team has remarkable experience to ensure VOR time is minimised and lift performance is optimised. Our bespoke warranty packages are flexible and can be tailored to exact requirements, irrelevant of fleet size or type. With one point of contact for all vehicle lift requirements, coach operators now have a clear choice to maximise business efficiency – that choice is PLS, part of Mobility Networks.”
Mobility Networks warranty programmes provided by PLS cover all aspects of coach fleet maintenance and servicing. Dependent on the levels and longevity of support required, packages can include LOLER service and weight tests, a 24-hour support line and full cover on all parts and labour expenses. There is a choice between fixed price servicing, full maintenance contracts and emergency call-outs within the UK mainland – all delivered by PLS engineers with impeccable professionalism and knowledge.
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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.
Passenger Lift Services Limited, a Mobility Networks Company
PLS is based in Smethwick, West Midlands and is a leading name in the design, manufacture and support of powered, wheelchair lifts and ramps for buses, coaches and specialist vehicles. Regarded as the UK market leader in underfloor passenger lifts, PLS has delivered an unrivalled range of products and services since inception in 1990.
Issued on behalf of:
Mike Simmonds, CEO
Mobility Networks (Holdings) Ltd.
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