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LEVO History

1975 – LEVO AG, then known as Valutec, developed the first stand-up wheelchair of the world. Soon after, in 1976, this world novelty went into serial production in Dottikon (Switzerland) and was supplied to the international market. Model: “F7”, manual propel and electric stand-up.

1984 – the first LEVO active LA, manual propel and manual stand-up, was presented to the market. improvements: modern design, light weight and maneuverability.

1989 – the LEVO product range was completed by the LEVO mobile LCM, power wheelchair with electrical stand-up (E/E). Already now, the individual needs of wheelchair users were met with the three model types and a variety of sizes. The name LEVO became a symbol for stand-up wheelchairs!

1997 – during the international shows “Rehab” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and “Medtrade” in Atlanta, GA, USA, the LEVO active-easy LAE, manual propel and manual stand-up, was introduced, the lightest stand-up wheelchair of the world.

1997 – LEVO USA Inc. was founded as a daughter company in Peachtree City, South of Atlanta, GA, USA.

1999 – the pediatric chairs LEVO compact-easy KID & JR, manual propel and electric stand-up, added to the LEVO product range.

2002 – during an international distributor meeting in Switzerland, LEVO AG introduced the brand new power wheelchair LEVO Combi. Within this combination of center wheel drive for inside and outside use as well as the multi functionality of the seating, reclining, tilting, laying and standing, this Swiss private company launched a new generation of stand-up wheelchairs.

2003 – with the extended version of the multi functional power wheelchair LEVO Combi JR for children, the product range of LEVO AG also serves the special needs of disabled children.

2004 – the LEVO comfort II releases the LCM as its newest stand-up power wheelchair with a high capability for indoor and outdoor use. The strong 4-pol motors and the 70A VSI controller give the chair exceptionsl driving capabilities.

2006 – November 3, LEVO AG in Switzerland and Dane Technologies Inc. in MN partner together to bring a better quality of life to more wheelchair users of every age across the United States. Meanwhile Dane takes over the management of LEVO USA Inc. and moves the operation from Peachtree City GA to Brooklyn Park MN.

2007 – On March 27, Dane Technologies acquired the outstanding shares of LEVO AG. As a result, LEVO AG became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dane Technologies Inc. After over 30 years of exceptional leadership, Dr. Kurt H. Fischer retires from LEVO. Effective immediately, Mr. Thomas Raeber has been promoted to CEO of LEVO AG.

2008 – November, LEVO launches the revolutionary C3 standing wheelchair. LEVO’s engineering expertise and worldwide experience in standing wheelchairs designs and develops the world’s only mid-wheel drive power standing wheelchair with capabilities to automatically transform into a 4-wheel drive action base.