The QRamp modular access system was born out of a need for an aesthetically pleasing, removable, easy to assemble access ramp, for those who either can’t or don’t want to go through the arduous and lengthy task of installing a permanent ramp at their home.
It all started when our founders mother, 78 year old Anita, was due to come out of the hospital in two weeks, after having surgery. Knowing that she would be in a wheelchair and in need of a ramp to get into her home, he desperately searched for anything that could accommodate her needs.
After many phone calls and web searches, he soon discovered the road blocks that stood in the way. Carpenters could build the ramp in weeks or months but had high labour and permit costs associated with the installation. Modular access ramp companies promised ease of installation but delivery times and shipping costs were high, not to mention the add on costs and poor customer service.
Finally, a temporary means was found but Anita felt she had lost her independence. This was unsettling to Otto, a long time tool and die expert and so he set out to start a company that could deliver a modular access system that was affordable, good looking, quick to ship and easy to install.
And so today, QRamp is a product born out of a need but facilitated by experience in the automotive engineering and marine construction technologies. This company is located in Wallaceburg, the extreme south-west province of Ontario in the municipality of Chatham-Kent, Canada. We are about 60 Km (40minutes) northeast of Detroit Michigan, U.S.A, just across beautiful Lake St. Clair. In this picturesque small town is a little known center of tooling and design expertise, long utilized by the Big Three automotive companies in Detroit. A small but dedicated and informed company, we can surely help you get the access you need today.
With many thanks to the person who has enriched the lives of many.