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United States
Area served
Key people
David Lippes (CEO)
Products Wheelchairs
Parent TiSports LLC
Website tilite.com

TiLite is a company that produces customized wheelchairs made from titanium and aluminum materials. The company is known for creating personalized wheelchairs through a process called TiFit, which involves tailoring each wheelchair to the exact specifications of its user. [1]



TiLite designs and manufactures wheelchairs, with one of its earliest models being the "CrossSport." Over time, the company has expanded its range of offerings to include titanium and aluminum wheelchairs.

As a division of TiSport, LLC, TiLite's headquarters are located in Pasco, Washington. [2] In 2014, the company was acquired by Permobil, a Swedish company that makes power wheelchairs and seating systems. [3]


TiLite uses Titanium for the frames of several lines of its wheelchairs. [4] Titanium has unique properties, but because Titanium is difficult to refine it is a more costly material. TiLite makes wheelchairs in both Titanium and Aluminum. While the company's Titanium chairs are slightly lighter in weight and more durable, their Aluminum wheelchairs are more economical and sufficient for most users. [5] The design and manufacturing process uses parametric modelling, [6] computer aided design, and finite element analysis technologies to make decisions about the design and materials used. [7]

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