Etac is characterized by pioneers who, often through their own experience, have a passion for creating possibilities for users, patients and caregivers.
Etac is founded
RFSU Rehab, later renamed Etac is founded. Sverker Göthberg drives the vision of providing a new range of assistive devices with innovation, functionality and design in mind.
Enco Miljö is acquired
Swedish company founded in 1972, in which wheelchair development was run by Bosse Lindqvist. He saw a need for better wheelchairs after having gained a spinal injury in a tractor accident.
Immedia is acquired
Danish company founded in 1986 by Werner Johansen who after being hospitalized and watching his parents become more dependent on caregivers, saw the need for manual transfer solutions.
Molift is acquired
Norwegian company founded in 1981 by Hans Kasper Andresen, who after being hospitalised due to a heart attack saw the need for lifting and moving users in a secure way.
R82 is acquired
Danish company founded in 1982 by Erik Ernst, Flemming Møller and Lars Lykke, who with experience from the field saw the need for improved pediatric assistive devices.
Fully owned by Nordstjernan
Nordstjernan, a Swedish family-controlled, unlisted investment company, assumes full ownership of Etac. Nordstjernan already owned 60% of Etac since 2006.
Convaid is acquired
American company founded in 1976 by Rachel and Merv Watkins who with experience from occupational therapy and mechanical engineering saw the need for special stroller-style push wheelchairs.
Star Cushion is acquired
American company founded in 1995 by Kevin and Janice Fraser who saw the need for quickly providing custom cushions and mattresses to reduce risk of pressure ulcers.
Invests in HoverTech (70%)
American company founded in 1997 by David T. Davis who saw the need for air-assisted transfer and repositioning products to ensure a safer environment for both the patient and caregiver.