2013-02-22 17:32:44 - Champion Manufacturing Announces Record Sales Growth.
ELKHART, IN. - Champion Manufacturing is celebrating its 20th Anniversary as
the market leader in medical seating manufacturing. with an outstanding
record of growth to become a market leader in medical recliners.
"What's really remarkable is that a number of our leadership team members go
back to the company's start two decades ago," said company General Manager
Doug Keeslar. "That's the kind of commitment, continuity and corporate
memory that is tremendously valuable in what we do today. It also says a lot
about the bonds we've developed over the years as a team."
When it began in 1992, Champion saw an opportunity in the healthcare
industry. The company developed a medical grade recliner for healthcare
seating and quickly established a leadership position in this market..
growth, market strength and quality product line caught
the attention of Invacare Inc., one of the world's largest medical equipment
companies. Invacare purchased Champion in 2004. Champion's small-company
nimbleness in responding to market needs was now backed by the resources of
a large, multinational company.
Its superior products, diverse sales structure, and significant resources
helped Champion weather the recent economic downturn without a reduction in
employment. In fact, Champion has continued to grow its sales and product
offering, which now features a broad line of patient recliner models along
with task seating and sleeper chairs. Champion also manufactures an
"unmatched" range of seating accessories, as well as specialized wheelchairs
sold through Invacare.
Keeslar, who took the company helm in 2004, said, "it's been quite a thrill
to see all the growth we've had and things we've accomplished over the last
20 years. That we've gone from being a small seating manufacturer to a
company that has product in nearly every healthcare community in the U.S.,
and in many countries, is a tribute to the innovative, dependable and
quality products we continue to bring to market."
Champion is currently anticipating future growth with plans for
manufacturing expansion. For more information about Champion and its
products, visit www.championchair.com.
About Champion Chair:
We delivered our first product - a medical sleeper chair. Our medical
sleeper was the first chair in the industry to satisfy everyone, comfort for
the patient, user-friendliness for the caregiver and cost-effectiveness for
the treatment center.
Our chair was so well designed that it impressed one of the world's largest
medical distributors, which inspired us to develop our medical treatment
recliner for hemodialysis. That chair, too, followed our "Every one served.
Everyone satisfied." philosophy. Combined with a steady stream of customer
input and patient feedback, this approach makes our entire family of Medical
Recliners, Sleeper Chairs and Caregiver Seating the "benchmark" for the