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feature Opposite page: PME customer Matt Ammes with specialist OT Tom Eley and PME’s Bill Georgas. lower limb atrophy into the Australian Bill said PME is truly a one stop “This allows for a special mobility engineering shop which is all understanding and insight which about its customers. only comes from lived experience of “None of this would have been disability,” he said. market and Bill said this was not possible without a talented team of without its difficulties. highly skilled professionals working in the 10 employees at PME have been conjunction with one another behind working here for more than a decade; the scenes,” he said. meaning that they too have a special “Just the approval from the state motoring authorities to recognise the system as safe for use on public roads “Apart from the engineers, was a challenge which took years of machinists, mechanics and deliberation and persistence,” he said. electronics experts working at “Due to the unique complexity “In saying that, more than half of understanding of the requirements of driving with disability. "Our philosophy at PME is PME, over the years vital business understanding that our customers’ of the systems, PME built a special relationships have been forged needs and requirements, quality relationship with Tom Eley from with some of the top industry workmanship, and safe and reliable OT Solutions who specialises in professionals. This includes solutions, all go hand in hand. prescribing Space Drive driving occupational therapists, driving controls, driver assessment and instructors, state motoring prospect. With more electronic driver training. Tom and some of the authorities, and a network of skilled driving aids standard in vehicles and technicians at PME even undertook installers across the country.” driverless cars just around the corner, specialist training at PARAVAN in Bill said the team’s passion is “The future is always an interesting it will be interesting to see what’s next Germany to ensure the highest level personal not only for himself but also in PME’s evolutionary tale.” of competency.” other employees who have a disability. www.pmeautoconversions.com.au 1800 672 427 Contact us today for an obligation free quote & demo! Freedom Motors Australia introduces the all new latest model KIA Carnival Freedom Van Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Modification. Available as a Family (Wheelchair behind driver and Passenger seats), Passenger (Wheelchair behind the middle row seats), Extra Long (2 Wheelchairs) and Self-Drive Transfer (Disabled person drives the vehicle by transfer) Designs. Sizes are as follows: 1400mm Rear Entry and 1500mm internal Height. linkonl ine.com.au www.freedommotorsaustralia.com.au sales@freedommotorsaustralia.com.au car conversion and equipment 45