Led by renowned entrepreneur and CEO Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks provides a comprehensive range of solutions to the accessible PCV and WAV sectors including powered wheelchair lifts, ramps, escape hatches, assistive driving solutions and more. Originally from Luton, Steve Fletcher, 46, is a highly experience vehicle lift design engineer who entered the industry as an apprentice. Over 25 years, he progressed in seniority and became an influential figure at Ratcliff Palfinger. His previous role at Ratcliff Palfinger involved responsibility for managing R&D, driving product innovation and supporting the sales team with technical expertise. Now a key member of Mobility Networks, Steve will be continuing in a similar role with a focus on delivering global customer satisfaction and ensuring product performance is of the utmost calibre.
Steve commented: “Joining Mobility Networks is a proud moment in my career. This specialist business continues to expand at a significant rate across the world through its outstanding portfolio of vehicle access products. I believe my technical knowledge and belief in precision engineering will add value to the Mobility Networks’ service and hence offer customers greater results. This is an exciting time for Mobility Networks and its customers as more innovative access solutions are planned for launch in 2016.”
Steve’s remit will be diverse within Mobility Networks including product safety and legislative conformity, R&D and customer technical support. Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks CEO added: “Bearing in mind his proven engineering expertise, Steve was the ideal candidate to join Mobility Networks. He will be working closely with all our manufacturers across the world, including PLS (Passenger Lift Services) here in the UK, to ensure we remain at the forefront of innovation.”
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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.
12 Estuary View Business Park
Whitstable, Kent. CT5 3SE