Drive Medical Buys HurryCane Brand
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Aug 31, 2015
The acquisitions continue for Drive Medical, as the DME manufacturer/distributor announced Aug. 25 that it had completed its purchase of the HurryCane brand.
In its news announcement, Drive described HurryCane as “one of the best-known and most-respected consumer brands in the healthcare market” and “the #1-selling cane in the United States.”
Billed as an “all-terrain cane,” the HurryCane has a three-point base that pivots, enabling the cane to stand on its own and to provide greater traction than traditional single-point canes. Some models fold for more convenient storage and transport.
“HurryCane is a terrific brand with a breakthrough product that already offers security and stability to millions of customers across North America,” said Harvey P. Diamond, Drive Medical’s CEO. “We believe that along with that brand recognition comes a huge market for HurryCane products, and with Drive’s extensive manufacturing and distribution capabilities, these products will soon be sold all over the world, as will the many new HurryCane products soon to be introduced.”
In addition to its HurryCane purchase, Drive Medical this year has purchased Columbia Medical, manufacturer of high-end bath safety and transfer products and manual positioning wheelchairs, and DeVilbiss Healthcare, manufacturer of respiratory and sleep products.
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.