INNOVATION THROUGH THE YEARS

2004 Sirus is established
2005 Achieve full accreditation on the Motability Scheme and the Kangoo becomes the most popular drive from wheelchair vehicle
2008 Due to high demand, Sirus move to new 25,000 sq. ft. premises in Wednesbury
2009 Proud to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for product innovation
2010 Invited to 10 Downing Street to handover a Sirus vehicle to a Motability customer
2012 Invited to Houses of Parliament with our Caddy and honour Team GB’s Paralympians
2017 Sirus launch our 12th vehicle and the most advanced conversion to date, the Ford
2018 Sirus export our Ford globally, setting up a distributor in New Zealand
2019 HSBC support our ongoing R&D programme and global launch

Our history

Sirus was established in 2004 with a vision to design high quality, innovate products, backed up by unrivalled after sales service. We designed the most affordable, compact drive from wheelchair vehicle on the market. Based on the Renault Kangoo, this revolutionised the industry for independent wheelchair accessible vehicle solutions.

The success of this vehicle conversion laid the foundations for the years to come and the innovative products which followed. Our range of wheelchair accessible vehicles expanded to include the UK’s most affordable and fuel-efficient wheelchair passenger up front conversion, and uniquely designed self-lifting ramp. We have recently launched our 12th vehicle conversion, the revolutionary side entry Ford Tourneo Connect for both wheelchair drivers and upfront passengers.

In 2009 we were awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in the category of innovation and received the honour from Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Our values

Our values at Sirus are apparent through everything we do…

  • We are committed
    We provide excellent customer service and continually design innovative products with exceptional, industry-leading quality.
  • We listen
    Customer feedback is important to us; we react quickly, and always do our very best for each and every customer.
  • One team
    We are passionate, enthusiastic and work closely as a team. After spending time with us, many of our customers refer to us as the ‘Sirus family’.

Product quality and innovation

All vehicle conversions produced by Sirus are manufactured to the highest standard. We take a fresh approach to vehicle conversions with the designs ensuring an excellent level of quality. Sirus’ choice of premium materials gives your conversion a high-quality finish.

Sirus place huge emphasis on new product development and produce innovative, pioneering products, whilst continually refining our existing range. We have a dedicated Research and Development team led by company founder Simon Pearson.

We are proud to have achieved ISO9001 in 2017. This quality standard ensures we have rigorous processes in place throughout the business which cover conformity, quality, build processes, purchasing, through to sales processes, recruitment and training.

Vehicle type approval

All Sirus vehicles have Type Approval from the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). This provides internationally recognised testing and certification for vehicles and is the confirmation that all products meet specified performance standards. At Sirus we have 3 different Type Approvals:

National Small Series Type Approval (NSSTA)

Which is a UK national scheme, and applies to all Volkswagen conversions and the Ford conversion.

European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA)

This certification is accepted throughout the EU and applies to the 
Kia conversion.

Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA)

A UK national scheme which applies to our Volkswagen Caddy manual gearbox options and the Fiat Qubo conversion.

Our workshop and facilities

Hear about our premises in the words of one of our customers…

“Every time I visit Sirus I am amazed by how much they value the needs of their customers. The team ensure I am set up in their comfortable customer area with wifi and refreshments so that I am able to work comfortably until my vehicle is ready. The premises are fully accessible, with disabled toilets on site, along with flat entry, and disabled parking. They even have an amazing reception team to greet you and assist with any needs on arrival”.

Sirus customer.

Our 25,000 sq.ft premises are based in Wednesbury. Our workshop is the heart of our business, with all conversion processes, quality, and vehicle adaptations carried out here. We welcome all of our customers here for a tour of the workshop so you can see exactly what goes into your vehicle conversion.

The Sirus Team

One of our values is ‘one team’. We work closely together to ensure our customers receive end-to-end exceptional service. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have with each and every one of our valued customers.

For many years Sirus worked closely with the MS Society and our team raised money for several local MS Society branches. “To all the fantastic staff at Sirus Automotive, I would like to give you all a special acknowledgement for the time, effort and dedication you have given in supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Society Black Country branch. We are continuing to receive your kind donations and for that I thank you personally. Your hard work will help the society to support those affected by MS, which we are truly grateful!” Chair, Black Country MS Society

 

Sirus Sponsor Midlands League Powerchair Football Cup

Sirus Automotive was delighted to sponsor the Midlands Powerchair League Cup on Sunday 10th March in Birmingham. The event saw 10 clubs from around the region compete in the end of season cup, with a presentation to honour this season’s heroes.

Simon Pearson, Sirus Managing Director commented “We are really pleased to be supporting such a great sport, especially on a local level and we are delighted to see the sport go from strength to strength. Powerchair Football provides sporting opportunities for people with high-level impairment. At Sirus we design and manufacture vehicle conversions for people who drive from their wheelchair, or remain in their wheelchair whilst travelling, so many of our customers play the sport”.

Sophie Mills, Team Leader from Sirus was there on the day to show our Sirus Ford Drive / Upfront conversion which was really popular with many of the players. “We were delighted to be able to support such an exciting sport and to watch the teams in action. The Ford and VW conversions by Sirus can comfortably transport a Strike Force Powerchair, so we know they work really well together”.

Paul Hunt, West Midlands Powerchair Regional League Chairman said: “We are really grateful to Sirus for their support in sponsoring our end of season Cup, it’s been great working with the Sirus team and our players can’t thank you enough”.