Design and Development
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.
Before any vehicle is chosen to be converted for wheelchair access, our 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.
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. Design 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.
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.
Computer Aided Design
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.
This is why we have taken the time to develop comprehensive and visually compelling user manuals for each of our conversions.