Mandurah Mobility was established in 1994 as a side line to an existing engineering business – Bradshaw Engineering. The main product was an early model of mobility scooter called the Linshaw Powerchair. The Linshaw Powerchair was manufactured by Mandurah Mobility in their engineering workshop in Milgar Street, Mandurah. There are still a few Linshaw Powerchairs operating, including one in Mandurah Mobility’s gopher museum.
Related products such as walking aids, bathroom equipment, etc. were added to the product range over time. These products were bought in from other manufacturers and distributors rather than manufactured by Mandurah Mobility. Over time, the Linshaw Powerchair was replaced by imported products – mainly the Shoprider and Pride mobility scooters.
The business has been sold a number of times since it is was established in 1994. Most owners have had the business for about 3 years. The current owners have had the business since July 2005 and intend to own it for many years to come.
Mandurah Mobility moved to its current address at 45 Reserve Drive in mid-2002. The very large showroom and workshop cover an area of around 400 square metres – this allows many products to be on display at all times. Also, products can be tested, no matter what the weather.
The business now has a number of strategic suppliers in place for major product lines including Shoprider Australia, KCare (including Kerry Equipment and Air Comfort), Karma Wheelchairs, Glide Rehabilitation Products, Acorn Stairlifts, Exide batteries (including Sonnenschein batteries), Ibis Furniture. In addition, the workshop is also an authorised repair centre for Pride, CTM, Invacare, Electro Ride, Parmaker, Atama Furniture and more.
Emprise Stairlifts, an offshoot from Mandurah Mobility Products, was established in 2010 to meet the growing demand for stairlifts in WA.
In 2011, we became members of the Peak Care group. Peak Care is an independent, Australian owned group, dedicated to sourcing high quality medical, hospital, and patient support equipment for member companies. We have been able to extend the range of quality products we can offer while continuing to offer value of money.
Also in 2011, we became local suppliers for several of the newly appointed DVA Rehabilitation Appliance Programme (RAP) contractors. RAP is an Australian Government program, administered by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, which provides aids and appliances to eligible members of the veteran community to help them maintain functional independence in their homes. We have supplied and serviced equipment for veterans throughout Western Australia.
Emprise Mobility - delivering the mobility products and solutions already offered by Mandurah Mobility Products - is our next step, to satisfy the growing demand for our products and services outside of Mandurah and the Peel Region. The move to rebrand began late in 2015, with our first Perth location opening under the new brand in 2016 - at 5 Sobek Pass, Bibra Lake.