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:
- customer focused
- committed to improving lives
- proud to be a Michigan-based small business
- dedicated to manufacturing innovative, high quality products
Amigo Mobility continues to be a family business, with Al and Beth Thieme running the company.
Retail mobility centers are located in three Michigan cities: Bridgeport (headquarters), Wixom, 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.
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.
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|
Amigo Mobility named to the Inc. 5000 for the second year in a row, no. 3,450
Al & Beth Thieme received the Michigan Manufacturer of the Year award from the Michigan Manufacturer's Association