As you may be aware, Liko joined the Hill-Rom family in October 2008. Hill-Rom and Liko were both founded by families sharing a passion for improving caregiver working conditions, providing the patient with a safe, clinically sound and comfortable healing environment and improving clinical outcomes.
The similarities and synergies between Liko and Hill-Rom make this a natural fit with positive implications for all constituencies.
What does this mean to you as a Liko customer?
Initially you may not notice a big difference, except for our logotype changing somewhat to reflect that Liko is now “A Hill-Rom Company”. On several markets, Liko products will now be distributed through the competent staff of Hill-Rom, while on many other markets we will continue to cooperate with our skilled and successful independent distributors.
No matter the distribution model, the focus to provide caregivers and patients with the world’s most efficient, easy-to-use and safe assistive devices will not change. Liko will continue to be an innovator in the safe patient handling & mobility arena.
On the Hill-Rom direct markets, the combination of the Hill-Rom and Liko product portfolios will even allow the combined companies to present customers with a complete patient handling solution focused on improving clinical outcomes and healthcare providers’ productivity.
Our solutions will serve new customers in new markets
On a global basis, we see an opportunity to expand our product lines and enter new markets together. Hill-Rom gains a new range of superior products in the safe patient handling & mobility arena while Liko gains entry to many markets where we have not been a major player.
Specialists creating innovative solutions
Liko has developed a passion and deep understanding for safe patient lifting which is unique in the market. Hill-Rom will leverage this key capability with its global reach. Sweden, and Liko’s headquarters in Luleå in particular, will serve as the Global Patient Mobilisation Center of Excellence.
With this in mind, we at Liko hope that all of our customers are as enthusiastic as we are about the opportunities this will bring to all of us.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local sales representative or our head-office for more information.