Laval, Quebec, June 1, 2015– Savaria Corporation (TSX: SIS), North America’s leader in the accessibility industry, announces the opening of a new Silver Cross franchise in Sudbury, Ontario.
Savaria is proud to announce the official opening of Silver Cross in Sudbury Ontario. Serving Sudbury, North Bay, Elliot Lake and the surrounding communities with home medical equipment, the new store is the first franchise opened since Savaria acquired the assets of Silver Cross in September 2014.
“North America is seeing unprecedented growth of the seniors market and most people would prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible. Through our new Silver Cross division, Savaria is excited to offer the best products, backed by caring staff who can help this aging population get the right solutions to improve their home mobility,” said Marcel Bourassa, President & CEO Savaria Corporation.
Silver Cross stores are a key strategy for our future growth and our new Sudbury store is one of many to follow.” concluded Mr. Bourassa.
New owners, Dean and Chantelle Jacklin made the choice to buy the Silver Cross franchise based on their backgrounds in healthcare and customer service. “We know there is need for the products we sell, but more important, there is a need to offer the very best service to the community in which we were born and raised and that is paramount for us in how we will operate every day,” said Dean Jacklin, franchise owner.
Located at 760 Notre Dame Avenue, the new store features a showroom with a full line of products including stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, wheelchairs, walkers and rollators, scooters, bath safety products and aids to daily living. Silver Cross Sudbury offers sales, installation and after-sales service and they can even source recycled equipment when available and offer short-term rentals. The showroom is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and Silver Cross offers free in-home assessments by appointment to accommodate client needs.
About Silver Cross
Silver Cross operates 17 franchise locations located in Canada and the US, with 1 corporate location in Oakville Ontario. Savaria Corporation purchased the assets of the franchisor in September 2014. Founded in 1993, Silver Cross has served thousands of clients and the healthcare community.
Stores offer professional sales, installation and service of home medical equipment, as well as rental programs and recycled equipment. www.silvercross.com
Savaria is Canada’s largest accessibility company with operations in Ontario and Quebec as well as a corporate assembly plant in Guangdong Province, China. The Corporation designs and builds home elevators, wheelchair lifts, stairlifts and accessible vans. With its network of over 400 dealers across North America, Savaria offers one of the widest portfolios of products to bring mobility to people for the home, public spaces and transportation. The Corporation is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: SIS). www.savaria.com
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