Kymberly Martin

Sunrise Medical opens new showroom

Sunrise Medical recently held its biggest launch to date for the Quickie Nitrum manual wheelchair at its new Sydney showroom.


It was first time the company has been able to get all its products in one location at the same time together with dealers, clinicians and occupational therapists, managing director Justin Wanschers told F2L. It was also the first Covid-safe event for networking and hands-on product demonstrations, with Prospect MP Hugh McDermott among the guests.

“We are now able to showcase our full portfolio of products. Sunrise has a very broad range and being able to show it all in one place is a big challenge for any manufacturer,” Wanschers said.

The Wetherill Park showroom carries the full range of Sunrise Medical products, including 14 wheelchair brands, in both manual and power versions, plus a variety of accessories including backrests and cushions.


“The new Quickie Nitrum wheelchair has a combination of features which is particularly exciting for us,” he said. “It is the first manual wheelchair to have built-in lighting and the Twist-Lock is a game changer for car transfers as the backrest folds down easily.” Coming in at a lightweight at 4.9kg. the patented castor mechanism makes handling and turning more efficient. There are 29 frame, handrim and hubrim colour options, coloured upholstery trims, a selection of frame graphics and coloured castor forks.

Additional options include a tension adjustable seat sling, Freestyle back option, a Spinergy carbon fibre wheel, stainless steel and tab mount handrims and a range of coloured spokes.

An online campaign to support the launch included access to a 3D visualiser for creating your own Nitrum design features from a smartphone. There is also a launch offer available until April 30, 2021 giving a bonus pack of LED lights valued at $240, with the Nitrum purchase.

As to any effects from Covid, Wanschers said: “Overall it has forced us to adapt our digital, virtual and physical structure to be more efficient and approachable when it came to phone contact, virtual training and physical visits.”  

Sunrise Medical will be at ATSA Expo in Melbourne on May 18-19. Clinical director, Amy Bjornson will present an education session on ‘Successful manual wheelchair assessment and prescription,’ on May 18.

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