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//  Our history

1986
The company Sättele & Hauser is founded. At that time, the company produces motor components for racing.

1989
A friend's accident and his subsequent dependence on a wheelchair trigger the idea of manufacturing wheelchair parts. In the garage of the Sättele family, the first wheelchair parts are manufactured on a wage labour basis.

1992
It is now clear: the Sätteles' primary focus has become wheelchairs, and they found the company PRO ACTIV Reha-Technik GmbH. They start developing smooth-running wheelchairs, and in the same year, the smooth-running rigid-frame wheelchair SPEEDY is born. For the first time, the company is represented at the Reha exhibition in Karlsruhe, Germany. The company's main office has meanwhile been relocated to a rented hall in Dotternhausen, Germany.

1993 to 1997
During this period, more wheelchair types are developed. With the folding wheelchair TRAVELER, the height-adjustable LIFT and the children's and young person's BUDDY, an integrated and high-quality product line can now be presented.

1997
This year the new company-owned building in the Dotternhausen business park ”Im Hofstätt” is constructed.

1997 to 2009
During this period, several expansion measures are undertaken due to the company's steady growth. Traction equipment, handbikes and more wheelchairs are also developed to offer customers an ever-increasing product range.

2009
The assembly section moves into a newly purchased hall. This creates space for new machines and expanded production and assembly.

2010
In 2010, PRO ACTIV made its first appearance in the new product line of e-bikes and mountain bikes for pedestrians. Within a short time, this product line has proved a success.

2013
In 2013, another building is added ”Im Hofstätt 13”. This is where you can find the montage for bikes and the service center for bikes and handbikes.

2015
In 2015 PRO ACTIV employs over 70 people producing around 2,500 wheelchairs, bikes, traction equipment and attachments a year. We also have 8 to 10 trainees, who are trained in the company's technical and commercial sectors.
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PROACTIV GmbH Rehatechnik PRO ACTIV Reha-Technik GmbH
Im Hofstätt 11
72359 Dotternhausen
Tel +49 7427 9480-0