Smergos is a start-up company co-owned by Nick Smit and Nicole Vergos. We are two passionate individuals dedicated to creating a range of wheelchair bags and other accessories that provide much-needed functionality through a choice of simple, personalised designs.
As business partners, both of us have first-hand experience of living with disability. Consequently, we have a sound understanding of what people with special needs require and the best way to fulfil their requirements.
Smergos is the first South African company to specialise in the manufacturing of accessories specifically designed for people in wheelchairs. Our aim is to offer a range of accessories that fit neatly onto any wheelchair, giving the customer a better quality of life.
We are both highly motivated people and want to see Smergos succeed. With this in mind, we plan to expand our wheelchair product range to include not only bags but many other exciting accessories. 2017 proved to be a big year for us with regards to opportunities and development, as we were accepted into the SPARK International incubator. Following this, Smergos placed joint second in the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards. With both massive achievements, 2018 will be our most prolific year yet.
Ultimately, we plan to take Smergos global within the next five to seven years. We aim to expand our product offerings to fulfil the needs of people living with other disabilities. As the company grows, our ultimate vision is to do everything in-house, hire disabled people and launch stores that offer products and cater for disabled people.