Contact Us: 1-618-262-7117

World Leader in Transfer Seat Bases for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

B&D Independence is recognized as the world leader in the design and manufacture of power transfer seat bases for wheelchair accessible vans. We are committed to our customers and to providing the finest power seats in the industry.

L61 Crytico Customer Reviews

"The seat makes it so easy for me to use it slides back and swivels so I am able to transfer from my chair with relative ease. I am then able to enjoy the travel and see what is going on."

- Joseph W.


"This seat has made transferring from scooter very easy and safe. The 180 degree swivel feature with remote control has simplified changing drivers. It's so easy to reposition the chair after my wife has been driving. She does not need to remember rotate the seat for me to use later. This chair has changed our lives in a good way."

- Ronnie M.

"This chair is a 6 way seat that meets/exceeds my expectations. I can pull my motorized chair right next to it and manipulate the seat up/down, back/forward or turn left or right so that it matches the position of my wheelchair and facilitates an easy transfer. It also has overrides that will not let the car start unless the seat is in the proper position. "

- Don M.


Belinda applied for a grant with the The Ralph Braun Foundation. With the awarded grant, Belinda was able to complete the purchase of a minivan with a BraunAbility conversion, B&D Independence transfer seat, and Sure-Lok wheelchair tie downs.

"I don’t need to tell you how bad the downturn in the economy was for the real estate industry. But add to that having post-polio and add to that a broken down vehicle and I was in for a very slow recovery. The company I work with is constantly sending me leads (potential buyers and sellers) to work, but I had no way to show them property and really be productive. Then I started to work with Scott Coots at MobilityWorks, he told me about the grant from The Ralph Braun Foundation and I applied and was awarded a grant. Now I will be able to get out with my clients. I’ll be able to really be productive and take care of myself. There is nothing like independence." - Belinda

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Our Mission

Founded in 1981, our mission was to create a company where quality and service would never be compromised. Therefore, we are committed to our customers and to providing the finest power seats for vans and wheelchair accessible vehicles in the industry.


B&D Independence, Inc.
1024 Empire Street
Mount Carmel, IL 62863
Phone: 618-262-7117
Fax: 618-263-3904
October 2015
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