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THE PROCESS

The design and development of a new vehicle conversion is a long and detailed process. Our highly experienced design team and technical workshop staff combine all the skills required in order to continually produce the best wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions on the market.

Subtle rear lift on the back of a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

Before any vehicle is chosen to be converted for wheelchair access, out expert team of design engineers undertake a feasibility study of the vehicle.

Investment in the early stages is crucial in order to ensure the correct vehicle has been chosen for development.

Not every vehicle is suited for conversion and it is for this reason an initial feasibility study is key in the overall development of the vehicle.

Engineering Development of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles at Lewis Reed

Once the vehicle has been confirmed for development, a vast amount of engineering development is required.

Key measurements are taken from the vehicle helping to determine the working limitations. Designs solutions are then developed from this detailed understanding.

In an attempt to make the vehicle look as original as possible, much of the pre-existing vehicle must be precisely re-engineered.

Computer design of rear lift in WAV at Lewis Reed

During the development of a vehicle conversion, Computer Aided Design (CAD) plays a vital role.

CAD allows our experienced design team to analyse designs and ideas virtually before committing to manufacture. This not only helps to save on production costs, but also helps develop the best design solutions possible.

Frame of WAV conversion at Lewis Reed

Safety is paramount when converting a vehicle for wheelchair access. All our design solutions are rigorously tested against the highest industry standards. No shortcuts are taken when it comes to passenger safety. We pride ourselves on the quality and safety of each and every one of our conversions.

Development of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle at Lewis Reed

Upon confirmation from the governing bodies concerning the safety tests, production is ready to begin.

Our highly skilled technical workshop staff ensure each vehicle is converted to the highest of standards. There is a close relationship between the technical workshop staff, design team and sales team, as we understand that each vehicle design will evolve and improve over time. It is this attention to detail that sets apart a Lewis Reed conversion.

Illustration of interior of wheelchair accessible vehicle

We understand just how much a wheelchair accessible vehicle can mean to you. We also realise the importance of understanding your vehicle in order to get the most out of it.

This is why we have taken the time to develop comprehensive and visually compelling user manuals for each of our conversions.

FREE IMPARTIAL ADVICE

Lewis Reed convert a number of different vehicles and so are able to recommend which wheelchair accessible vehicle is the most appropriate for the wheelchair user. Whether that be hiring, private purchase or advanced payment through Motability, let us do the work as we’re here to help you.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Should you be interested in learning more about how Lewis Reed can help you, please either give us a call on 0151 343 5360, or by filling in the contact form below.

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