10/19/2012

Afikim Electric Vehicles

TGA Celebrates Breeze Scooter Success With Israeli Supplier Afikim at REHACARE 2012

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director and Tim Ross, National Sales Manager, attended Rehacare (10-13 October, Düsseldorf) last week to witness the latest trade developments and to thank its Breeze mobility scooter supplier Afikim Electric Vehicles (Stand E32, Hall 5), for helping to deliver 25% growth in 2012.

Afikim has been based in the second largest Kibbutz in Israel for over 30 years and supplies TGA with its award-winning Breeze and Breeze Midi mobility scooters. Daniel and Tim personally thanked Afikim’s Shimon Bagron, Operations Manager and Ofer Amitay, Marketing Manager, as their products continue to surpass competitor mobility scooters in terms of performance, reliability and brand popularity.

Ofer comments: “It is fantastic to hear how popular the Breeze is in the UK and we thank Daniel and Tim for their continued business with Afikim. Maintaining ‘family values’ in business as well as at home drive our organisation in more of a co-operative methodology than most companies. TGA are a perfect partner for us as their ethos for continually asking customers for feedback is the same as ours, which helps improve products together. We have stringent and structured testing procedures that include field-testing by actual end users with mobility difficulties so that potential post-production issues are eliminated. Our focus on dynamic R&D far surpasses that commonly found in the Far East and hence combined with TGA’s invaluable input, the Breeze range delivers a mobility solution with proven user-focused features and trustworthy performance. We thank TGA for continuing to deliver high profile exposure of the Breeze and its capabilities in the UK such as its appearance on BBC Top Gear and achieving that epic 24hr endurance World Record earlier in the year.”

Tim Ross concludes: “I am delighted to say TGA has experienced impressive growth this year from increased trade orders for the Breeze. We appreciate that the engineering quality of the Breeze is a major part of this success and hence it was essential for us to visit Reha and thank Afikim face-to-face. Overall, this year’s Reha proved worthwhile for Daniel and I as we achieved a great deal over the three days. We networked with key trade contacts, evaluated new product innovations and engaged with several existing suppliers. The exhibition as a whole didn’t feel as busy as previously, however I believe Reha is still an invaluable exhibition to attend from a trade perspective. Attendance figures are commonly dropping across all trade shows however it is always the quality of visitor that is important, not the numbers through the door. It will be interesting to see how Naidex South performs at ExCeL this week.”

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Picture caption: TGA and its Israeli supplier, Afikim Electric Vehicles, celebrate their joint success with the Breeze mobility scooter range during 2012 at Rehacare, Dusseldorf. Pictured from left to right: Shimon Bagron, Afikim Operations Manager, Ofer Amitay, Afikim Marketing Manager, Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director and Tim Ross, National Sales Manager.

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TGA Electric Leisure Limited
TGA is based in Sudbury, Suffolk and has been a respected designer, manufacturer and provider of mobility products for
25 years with a specialty in scooters. TGA is renowned for its high quality, diverse range that includes the Breeze that is a national favourite, the ever-popular Eclipse car boot scooter through to the funky cutting edge Vita and market-leading wheelchair Powerpack. As a family-run business, TGA is dedicated to quality, innovation and service with all of its products undergoing rigorous testing before delivery ensuring peace of mind and trouble free ownership.

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