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Our Story

My dad is my hero and the greatest man I know.

Like it is with most daughters, my dad is my hero and the greatest man I know. But, I'm not trying to boast when I say the man is a genius.

In 2012, when my dad fell off the stage and became disabled, he couldn't find a mobility scooter that was safe and comfortable, but also light and easy to use everywhere.

Instead of complaining to anyone, he simply sketched up his own transport that fitted all his criteria - eFOLDi. This new mobility scooter gave him freedom, friendship and, most importantly, fun! Simply by creating a device that matched his high standards, my dad had created a breakthrough in personal travel since the dawn of e-transport.

The second chapter in this story came in 2013, when I became ill and spent the next two years in and out of hospitals. I made a decision then that would change the rest of my life. I realised that my father is getting older now and his memory is not what it was, although he still has great ideas and loves coming up with new inventions. And despite the fact he has already given the world so much, I would like the mobility scooter to be his legacy.

I decided to leave my career of 15 years behind and begin this new venture- eFOLDi.

I founded SunTech UK Ltd, a specialist company that invents and designs innovative products. All created to improve convenience, efficiency, quality and enjoyment of life by enabling easy mobility. Our mission is to build an iconic brand for people with reduced mobility, symbolising freedom, friendship and fun! And who would've guessed, we not only won the prestigious title of British Invention of the Year amongst others, but also got personal endorsement from Sir Richard Branson.

"Never mind
the Best,
be The Only!"

There is a pleasure in pathless woods, There is a joy in
leaving a trail, the pioneer spirit is alive and well.

Apr 2013
The eFOLDi scooter is invented

Renowned designer and inventor jianmin wang injures his leg and is surprised at the lack of suitable mobility scooters on the market. He develops a model for his own use.

Feb 2015
Uk operations are set up

Sumi quits her day job (as a technical transfer manager at queen mary university of london) and commits everything into building a business around the eFOLDi.

Mar 2016
Winner of British invention of the year

eFOLDi gains this huge accolade and recognition within the mobility industry.

Jul 2016
Virgin Media provides seed funding

A hugely successful presentation at the VOOM Awards leads to sir Richard describing the eFOLDi as "folding magic" and a significant investment is gratefully received.

Feb 2017
Launch of the eFOLDi MK1.0

The first-of-its-kind, the MK1.0 rolls off the assembly line after a huge effort from Sumi and her team, which by now includes her husband, Jin.

Aug 2018
Launch of the eFOLDi MK1.5

This latest version proves to be even more successful than its predecessor. This is then followed by the launch of the power chair, shortly thereafter.

Apr 2020
Guinness asset management investment secured

eFOLDi is growing in multiple directions towards more markets and more innovations. The investment and expertise of Guinness is a welcome addition for the team to accelerate further growth.

Jul 2020
Launch of the eFOLDi lite

Another game-changing innovation from eFOLDi. The much anticipated eFOLDi lite weighs in at 15kg (17kg with battery) incorporating all the hallmarks of an eFOLDi in terms of innovative design and quality.

What next?