Al Thieme was a young man working as a plumbing and heating contractor in Bridgeport, Mich. when a family member began to lose mobility due to multiple sclerosis. Witnessing this loss of independence, he worked in the evenings to create an innovative form of mobility. Al went on to invent the first ever power-operated vehicle/mobility scooter – the Amigo.
Named for being the “friendly wheelchair,” Al 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.
The Michigan Mobility Centers are HME state licensed durable medical equipment dealers who are happy to help you with all your mobility needs. Since 1984, our Amigo Mobility Centers have remained committed to finding the best product for each individual.