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Pioneers of wheelchair accessible vehicles

Based in Thatcham, Berkshire, Gowrings Mobility is the UK’s longest established company producing and supplying wheelchair accessible vehicles. We design, manufacture and market a wide range of vehicles that have been extensively converted to allow wheelchair users to travel in their wheelchairs as passengers.

We set the standards. The company invented the original ‘wheelchair passenger vehicle’ and was the first supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles to Motability. 50 years on, Gowrings Mobility is a highly successful business and is renowned for its customer service, quality products and professionalism.

Over the years, we have excelled with our innovative designs and high standards on quality. As a leading manufacturer and supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles, the real needs of our customers remains at the heart of our business.

Our customer approach

Our success is rooted in our experience of working with thousands of families across the UK; our designs and our customer approach have been developed based on direct feedback from users with a wide range of mobility difficulties. We are delighted that 98% of our customers would recommend us to friends and colleagues. In October 2012 Gowrings Mobility relocated to its new factory; a site dedicated to the manufacture of a range of modern wheelchair accessible vehicles. The new factory represents a £1.5 million investment in a site of more than seventy thousand square foot dedicated to British automotive specialist manufacturing.

The site was officially opened by Paralympian Karen Darke who was interested to see the workmanship that goes into the design and production of a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

The history of Gowrings Mobility

Gowrings Mobility set the standards in wheelchair accessible vehicles. Gowrings Mobility are the UK’s original manufacturer and supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles. Beginning with the Chairman conversion of the 1960s, the original wheelchair passenger vehicle was based on the Austin Mini Countryman. It was built by sub-contract coachbuilders and marketed in very low numbers.

Early Gowrings carBy the 1970s, production volumes had grown to 50 or so per year and the Mini had been replaced by the Austin Metro. In the early 1980s, a more sophisticated conversion with a lowered floor, short lightweight ramp and lowering suspension was introduced, providing much easier wheelchair access. Based upon the highly successful Ford Escort van, the Chairman Escort was quickly followed by other models.

Over the years, we have evolved the design of our wheelchair accessible vehicles from raised rooflines to more discreet and sophisticated conversions with complex lowered floors, secure restraint systems and lightweight ramps.
Factory opening 2012

In October 2012 Gowrings Mobility relocated to its new factory; a site dedicated to the manufacture of a range of modern wheelchair accessible vehicles. The new factory represents a £1.5 million investment in a site of more than seventy thousand square foot dedicated to British automotive specialist manufacturing.

The site was officially opened by Paralympian Karen Darke who was interested to see the workmanship that goes into the design and production of a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

The Gowrings team

We are a friendly, thriving company with over 70 employees who pride ourselves on the service we give to our customers.

Whatever the role of the person you come into contact with, Gowrings Mobility staff are always willing to help you out. From the engineers who implement best practice design solutions and the factory staff who build the car, to the mobility advisors who assist you through the maze of possible solutions and the demonstrator who drives hundreds of miles to help you try the vehicle, all of the staff at Gowrings Mobility are here to help you and the dedicated customer care team are at the end of a telephone, ready to answer your question.

Our Demonstration Service

DriversWhen you are ready to assess one of our vehicles in your home surroundings, a member of our demonstration team will bring the vehicle to you to confirm that it is the most appropriate vehicle to meet your motoring needs.

Our demonstration team is not part of our sales team – their role is to show you the features of the car for you to assess its suitability. This service is free and carries no obligation, although we prefer not to sell you a vehicle without one.

Welcome to a journey in a Gowrings Mobility vehicle

Push the wheelchair in, secure it down and drive it away. In a matter of minutes, a lifetime of memories can be created – that’s how simple travel can be.

We’re different

From your first call to Gowrings Mobility, you will notice that we really are different. As the UK’s original manufacturer and supplier of wheelchair passenger vehicles, we have continued to stay close to the real needs of our customers – wheelchair passenger vehicles is all we do, and its our passion and enthusiasm that drives our success.

Find out more

Whether you are looking to make an outright purchase or to arrange a short or long term lease, we are able to make you aware of all finance options available to you.

Make an enquiry

Call us on Lo-call: 0845 608 8020
or 01635 588942 to discuss your motoring requirements