Gov. Lee, Rep. Clark Boyd, Sen. Mark Pody, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Permobil, Inc. to Expand Manufacturing Ops at North American HQ in Wilson County


*Global leader in innovative assistive technology to expand manufacturing operations at North American HQ in Lebanon
* Project represents an investment of more than $15 million

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Permobil, Inc. officials announced today the company expects to invest $15.5 million to expand its manufacturing operations at the company’s North American headquarters in Middle Tennessee.

Located at 300 Duke Drive, Permobil aims to create 70 new jobs over the next five years as the company constructs a 70,000-square-foot addition to its existing Lebanon operations.

Permobil’s expansion stems from its continued growth in the North American market and expansion of innovative new solutions for individuals.

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State Rep. Clark Boyd, R-Lebanon, (left) and Alex Johnson, right, following the “Spend A Day in My Wheels” challenge at the state capitol in Nashville on Wednesday, Feb 23. Johnson, a tenth grader at Friendship Christian School in Lebanon challenged a bipartisan group of 14 lawmakers to spend a day in a wheelchair. The goal was to help make the world more inclusive by raising awareness about the difficulties that individuals who use assistive mobility devices regularly face.

Permobil is the global leader in trusted healthcare solutions for power and manual wheelchairs, seating and positioning products, and power assist. The company has 1,600 employees worldwide, and is part of Patricia Industries, a subsidiary of Investor AB. Since its founding 55 years ago, Permobil has enabled millions of end users with empowering innovations, including the first standing power wheelchair, the world’s most advanced seating solutions, the world’s most configurable lightweight manual wheelchairs, and the world’s first connected power wheelchair, among many others. Most recently, Permobil’s Explorer Mini was honored by TIME as a best invention of 2021 for being a groundbreaking mobility solution for children as young as 12 months of age.

In the last five years, TNECD has supported nearly 20 economic development projects in Wilson County resulting in more than 5,500 job commitments and approximately $1 billion in capital investment.


“We could not be more excited for Permobil. These 70 new jobs will provide a significant boost to our local economy. This $15.5 million expansion shows their continued support and faith in Wilson County. We wish them all the best in this endeavor, and they have our full support.” – Sen. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon)

“Permobil is a great example of the positive impact a business can have in a community beyond the products it produces. The company’s support of outreach efforts that help raise awareness of the challenges users of assistive mobility devices face on a daily basis has been invaluable. I appreciate Permobil’s decision to make this additional investment in Lebanon, and I look forward to their continued success in Wilson County.” – Rep. Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon)