About Amigo Mobility International

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

Our family-owned business has grown to include three product lines – Healthcare, Grocery/Retail and Industrial – each serving various markets while meeting different mobility needs. Amigo is dedicated to manufacturing high quality products, and is proud to be a Michigan-based small business. Amigo, not only in leadership but company-wide, is a family that cares about customers, employees and the local community.

 

Timeline of Amigo

Product timeline

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

2018 50 Years of Amigo Mobility

 

It's not just a scooter, it's an AMIGO. 

News Flash

The Difference Amigo Can Make

The Difference Amigo Can Make

Friendly Wheels, Issue 119

April 2018

In this edition of Friendly Wheels, we get to meet Becky Jackett and learn a little bit about her story and how her Amigo helped her get home a week early from the hospital.

Spring Hobbies and How To's

Spring Hobbies and How To's

Friendly Wheels, Issue 118

March 2018

Getting back into gardening was important to Yvonne McKinsey. Learn how she and her husband found a way to better use her Amigo in the garden!

Vacationing with Amigos and DIY Battery Replacement

Vacationing with Amigos and DIY Battery Replacement

Friendly Wheels, Issue 117

February 2018

Take a trip with a TravelMate! Sister-in-laws, Gale and Linda, did just that. They each rented an Amigo TravelMate for their trip to Sea World Orlando.

Amigo Mobility Blog

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