Founded in 1979 as a maker of simple wheelchair lifts, Savaria was purchased by Marcel Bourassa in 1989 with a long term vision to serve the aging population he saw on the horizon. He wanted to build a family company that would stand the test of time to provide quality built accessibility products. Today, the now-public company remains true to its mission and serving mobile track systems like home elevators, wheelchair lifts, stair lifts, accessible vehicles and ceiling lifts, which allows people to enjoy independent life again.
Today, Savaria is leading manufacturer of luxury home elevators, wheelchair lifts, stair lifts, accessible vehicles and ceiling lifts. With 8 manufacturing locations, the company focuses on product development and quality manufacturing to help people stay mobile in the home, in public spaces and in vehicles.
Span-America became a division of Savaria Corporation in 2017, and manufactures in Greenville, South Carolina and Beamsville, Ontario. A leader in therapeutic support surfaces, seating products, positioners and medical beds, Span makes innovative, science-based products well suited to long term care, acute care, home care and rehab settings.