Drive Medical Acquires HurryCane® Brand, #1-Selling Cane in U.S.

Port Washington, New York – August 25, 2015

Drive Medical, a global manufacturer of durable medical equipment, announced today that it has acquired the entire product line of the consumer brand HurryCane®, from the Marketing Architects portfolio of companies. HurryCane®, one of the best-known and most-respected consumer brands in the healthcare market, is the #1-selling cane in the United States.

Introduced to the consumer market in 2011, HurryCane® employs a patented design that allows for maximum mobility on all terrains along with continuous balance and stability. HurryCane® products include the Freedom Edition™ and the HurryCane® Go™. Drive intends to leverage this well-known brand and market the HurryCane® products to its global network of providers, distributors and retailers. Strong consumer demand for HurryCane® products will provide additional revenue opportunities for Drive’s global network of providers, distributors and retailers.

Harvey P. Diamond, Chief Executive Officer of Drive, said, “HurryCane® is a terrific brand with a breakthrough product that already offers security and stability to millions of customers across North America. We believe that along with that brand recognition comes a huge market for HurryCane® products, and with Drive’s extensive manufacturing and distribution capabilities, these products will soon be sold all over the world, as will the many new HurryCane® products soon to be introduced. We welcome HurryCane® to the Drive family.”

Chuck Hengel, founder of the HurryCane®, said, “Over the past three years, we’ve been able to see so many lives in the U.S. positively impacted by the HurryCane®. Now, we’re excited for Drive Medical to bring this life-changing device to people on a global scale.”

Kirsten Newquist, Drive’s Vice President of Channel Development, will oversee the marketing, sale and promotion of all HurryCane® products, under the leadership of Jeffrey Schwartz, a co-founder of Drive and its Executive Vice President.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


About Drive Medical
Drive Medical manufactures a complete line of durable medical equipment including mobility products, beds, bariatric products, wheelchairs, sleep surfaces and pressure prevention products, respiratory equipment, self-assist products, power operated wheelchairs, long-term care and rehabilitation products, patient room equipment, personal care products and electrotherapy devices. Currently, the Company has corporate offices and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Romania, Australia, China and Taiwan. The Company markets its products to customers located throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Drive Medical is one of the fastest growing major manufacturers and distributors of durable medical equipment. To learn more about Drive Medical, go to:


About DeVilbiss Healthcare
DeVilbiss Healthcare, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical, is a global manufacturer of respiratory and sleep products distributed in more than 80 countries throughout the world. It is one of the most valued brands in the healthcare industry. The principal corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities of DeVilbiss are located in Somerset, PA, with distribution centers located throughout North America, as well as in France, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia and China. To learn more about DeVilbiss Healthcare go to:


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