Throughout Europe, clinicians, healthcare services and manufacturers are innovating with new products, clinical practices, and services. The disabled community will benefit further if these best practices are communicated across all countries.
The aim of Invacare, as both a European and worldwide Company, is to ensure that users, clinicians and customers receive the best selection of products, services and training.
Invacare traces its roots back to 1885 when the Worthington Company began producing a line of vehicles for people with physical disabilities. Through the years, the Company has grown and expanded dramatically. The history of Invacare, as it is known today, began in the late 1970s. At that time, Technicare, a Cleveland-based medical-device manufacturer, was purchased by Johnson & Johnson. They decided to sell the wheelchair division known as Invacare.
A. Malachi Mixon III, who worked as a vice president of marketing at Technicare, organised a small group of investors, including J.B. Richey, to raise the $7.8 million needed for the purchase.
Through the years listening to its customers, Invacare has grown and expanded to become the preferred supplier in healthcare both in terms of customer support and innovation.
Today Invacare is a modern, global, market-leading business with a rich and fascinating history; one that dates back to 1885. We are the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Worldwide we employ over 5,000 people and market our products in 100 countries around the world. Within EMEA, Invacare directly operate in all European countries and via a distributor network in the Eastern European, Middle Eastern and African regions.
Vision & Values
Since 1885, Invacare has helped people with disabilities live life. Today, Invacare is the global leader in home and long-term care medical products.
Invacare Corporation, headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Invacare employs approximately 4,600 associates (as of January 24, 2017) and markets its products in 100 countries around the world. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVC.
Invacare in Europe: Invacare companies are present in 14 European countries and Invacare EMEA headquarters are based in Witterswil in Switzerland.
The Invacare vision is to design, manufacture and deliver the best value in medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles for people requiring home and other non-acute health care.
Invacare provides healthcare solutions that make life's experiences possible.
With Integrity, Innovation, Leadership, Excellence and Accountability, Invacare associates rise to the challenge every day to make life’s experiences possible for the people who use our products. These core values help to establish Invacare as a leader in the industries we serve.
Invacare is INTEGRITY
We conduct our business in an ethically, socially and environmentally responsible way.
Invacare is INNOVATION
We promote a culture to seek out new opportunities for success. We are passionate to make things better every day.
Invacare is LEADERSHIP
We always strive to set the highest standards for our industry.
Invacare is EXCELLENCE
We are committed to exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations.
Invacare is ACCOUNTABILITY
We are each responsible for our commitments, quality and results. We are empowered and expected to make the right decisions with a sense of urgency, decisiveness and compassion.
The Invacare Tagline
"Yes, you can.®" conveys the promise of the Invacare brand to support consumers, providers, healthcare professionals and associates in accomplishing what is important to them.