Accora is a family business that has been evolving since the early 1900s.
The healthcare equipment part of the business was founded in the mid-1990s supplying a wide range of equipment including specialist seating, stairlifts, moving and handling equipment, beds and mattresses.
By 2008, Accora had developed significant expertise in specialist seating and strong relationships with prescribers and Community Equipment Services.
Around this time Accora became aware of growing pressures in the provision of specialist seating:
- Reduced local authority budgets
- Increasingly complex and costly product requirements
- Long lead times
- Difficulty in adjusting chairs to meet changing user needs
- Difficulty in recycling chairs due to being bespoke
The Configura concept was born as Accora identified the need for a cost-effective chair that could be easily adjusted to meet varied and changing user needs. Three key areas of adjustment were identified:
Seat height, depth and width of the chair had to be adjustable to accommodate many different user sizes that could use the one chair.
Integral, interchangeable pressure cushions and even the ability to use the customer’s own cushion were needed so the chair could meet the needs of all levels of pressure care.
Interchangeable backrest options were required to accommodate all levels of postural need. Tilt-in-space mechanisms needed to be used to help maintain pelvic stability.
Since 2008 the Configura seating range has continued to evolve. The current range of 7 chairs ranges from riser recliners, portable care chairs and bariatric chairs.
The guiding principle of all Accora products is “innovation and affordability”; it’s easy to do one or the other but difficult to do both. What makes Accora’s product special is that they combine both innovation and affordability…