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Our Story | Amigo Mobility International

Al Thieme (pronounced tee-mee) was a young man working as a plumbing and heating contractor in Bridgeport, Mich. when a family member began to lose her mobility due to multiple sclerosis. Witnessing this loss of independence, he worked in the evenings, after his day job, to create an innovative form of mobility. Thieme went on to invent the first ever power operated vehicle/scooter – the Amigo.alt


Named for being the “friendly wheelchair,” Thieme met with many organizations, such as the MS Society, to explain the Amigo’s benefits and functionality. Consequently, Amigo Mobility International, Inc. was founded on November 12, 1968 and an entire industry was born.


Today, the headquarters occupies nearly 52,000 square feet of space, including a 2008 addition of 22,000 square feet to the assembly and warehouse areas. As Amigo Mobility’s chairman and founder, Al continues to be actively involved in the company daily. Hands-on and focused, he is passionate about Improving Lives Through Mobility®.


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About Amigo Mobility International

Since 1968, Improving Lives Through Mobility® has remained our number one priority

Serving a variety of markets, Amigo Mobility designs and manufactures a complete line of power operated vehicles/mobility scooters and accessories in Bridgeport, Mich. The diverse line of unique products signifies our commitment to customer service, function and innovative design.

Recognized as the industry originator, Amigo Mobility is:

Amigo Mobility continues to be a family business, with Al and Beth Thieme running the company.


Amigo Mo
altbility Center

Retail mobility centers are located in two Michigan cities: Bridgeport (headquarters) and Grand Rapids. Our mobility experts recommend the best mobility solution after conducting a thorough evaluation of the individual’s physical and environmental conditions. Amigo products are also distributed through medical supply dealers nationwide. Learn more about our mobility centers at www.amigomobilitycenter.com.


Environmental Statement

Amigo is proud to be a Green Certified Business by the Institute for Green Certification. We are committed to integrity in every aspect of our business, which includes instilling a strong sense of environmental responsibility as a corporate value. From recycling to reusing to reducing – awareness and action are important throughout our business as we work to fulfill and sustain our environmental commitment.

All of Amigo’s products are completely recyclable and recycling plays a large role inside our corporate headquarters. Paper, cardboard, plastics, metals and glass are recycled throughout every department. While recycling is critical, reusing items is important as well because they do not need to be processed beforehand. Amigo’s shipping department reuses packing material with inbound shipment on outgoing product shipments.

Environmental awareness has been, and will always be, a priority as we hold a strong regard for our community and its future.

Product timeline

Timeline of Amigo

1968 Allan R. Thieme invents and sells the first Amigo mobility scooter, a small yellow front drive model
1970 First Amigo Shopper (motorized shopping cart) is sold to Meijer Thrifty Acres store in Michigan
1977 Social Security law is changed to include POVs
1981 Al Thieme received the United States Small Business Person of the Year award
1981 10,000th Amigo is built
1982 Amigo Mobility is first recognized on the Inc. 500 list, no. 212
1987 Rear wheel drive introduction expands mobility to outdoor terrain
1992 Amigo receives the Michigan New Product Award
1999 Introduction of the TravelMate; world’s first folding power operated vehicle/mobility scooter
2008 Green Business Certified; Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as a woman-owned business by Beth Thieme
2009 Beth Thieme was named a Top Woman in Grocery
2009 Amigo Mobility received the Best of the Best Michigan Business in Manufacturing award
2009 Amigo Mobility named to the Inc. 5000 list, no. 2,717

2010

Amigo Mobility named to the Inc. 5000 for the second year in a row, no. 3,450

2012

Al & Beth Thieme received the Michigan Manufacturer of the Year award from the Michigan Manufacturer's Association

2014

Amigo Mobility received the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award

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The most compact model in the Amigo line, the front drive TravelMate is perfect for travel, weighing a manageable 53 lbs (24 kg) once the batteries and basket are removed.

Designed for those who have trouble walking long distances, the TravelMate easily folds down to fit in a trunk or compartment and is great for travel and sightseeing. Simply remove the basket and battery pack, slide the seat forward, fold the handle down and you're on your way!


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Features

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The high performance level of the Amigo Classic FD model continues to offer the same long-lasting features and benefits.

Compact, lightweight and transportable, the midnight black Classic FD has an improved drive system with electromagnetic braking with manual release and 24V electronics for even more performance efficiency.

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Also available with power seat lift option for maximum comfort and function -- contact us to see which power seat lift is the best choice for you.

 

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The Amigo RT Express features an open and streamlined design to simplify your life and fits into most vehicle trunks, without taking the platform apart.

With the narrow wheel width, the RT Express can be used in the narrowest of hallways, making it ideal for use in any indoor environment.

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The Amigo RT Express features an open and streamlined design to simplify your life and fits into most vehicle trunks, without taking the platform apart.

With the narrow wheel width, the RT Express can be used in the narrowest of hallways, making it ideal for use in any indoor environment.

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The Amigo Viva is a compact, rugged rear drive mobility power operated vehicle which fits into most trunks with the seat removed and the front handle folded down.

Nearly 70 lbs (31.8 kg) lighter than the RD model, the Viva is the perfect choice for those with an active lifestyle who desire a more robust traveling companion.

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Experience firsthand why the Amigo RD is one of our most popular models. Personal features tailored to your needs promote freedom, mobility and an active lifestyle.

The combination of a small turning radius and rear wheel design allows you to maneuver through your kitchen or bathroom and travel around your backyard or garden.

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The Amigo HD is designed to provide a comfortable mobility solution for larger-framed individuals.

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