It is the first scooter of its kind in the world and Amigo is pround to have developed this mobility product in conjunction with Zomet Institute. Halachically approved, the Amigo Shabbat may be used throughout the observance of the Sabbath.
How does the Shabbat work?
When the Amigo is put into the Shabbat mode, it connects to a seperate circuit board - the Shabbat module. The Shabbat module's timing circuit takes about 7-11 seconds to start the Amigo moving slowly on its own. There is no throttle lever activation required by the driver. This is considered an "indirect action".
Once the Amigo is moving in Shabbat mode, the driver may pull the lever to go forward faster because the motor relay circuit has already been activated by the Shabbat module.This is NOT considered a "direct action". To go in reverse, the driver must push a directional rocker switch causing the Shabbat to go through its timing,again, before it automatically changes the motor relay for reverse driving. (Refer to your owner's manual for mor information.)
We hope the Amigo Shabbat provides you with safe and confident mobility for many years.
Welcome to our Amigo family!
The halachically-approved Amigo Shabbat satisfies the "no work" Sabbath restriction to help you stay on the go!
The world's only kosher certified POV/scooter!
The toggle switch change operation from "normal" to "Shabbat" mode. With no throttle activation by the rider, the module's timing circuit sets the chair in motion after 7-11 seconds, satisfying the "no work" Sabbath restriction. Halachically authorized for use on Shabbat by the Zomet Institute in Israel. Ever Shabbat Amigo is individually inspected and certicfied by a Zomet Representative.
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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 â the Amigo.
Named for being the âfriendly wheelchair,â Thieme met with many organizations, such as the MS Society, to explain the Amigoâs 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 Mobilityâs chairman and founder, Al continues to be actively involved in the company daily. Hands-on and focused, he is passionate about Improving Lives Through MobilityÂ®.
Since 1968, Improving Lives Through Mobility® has remained Amigo's 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 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 â awareness and action are important throughout our business as we work to fulfill and sustain our environmental commitment.
All of Amigoâs 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. Amigoâs shipping department
reuses packing material with inbound shipment on outgoing product
Environmental awareness has been, and will always be, a priority as we hold a strong regard for our community and its future.
|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; worldâs first folding power operated vehicle/mobility scooter|
|2008||Green Business Certified; Certified by the Womenâs 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|
Home Products Service Environmental About Contact Improving Lives Through MobilityÂ® In 1968 in Bridgeport, Michigan, a young a man was working as a plumbing and heating contractor when
a family member began to lose their mobility due to Multiple Sclerosis. Witnessing the loss of independence, he worked during the evenings to design a unique form of mobility, this led Al Thieme to invent the first power-operated vehicle/scooter â the Amigo. Named the Amigo for being a âfriendly wheelchair,â the productâs popularity quickly grew after people saw the independence it provided. Consequently, Amigo Mobility International, Inc. was founded and an entire industry was born. By 1970, Amigo sold the first electric shopping cart to a grocery store. Since then, motorized shopping carts can be found in nearly every retail store to assist customers with walking difficulties. The company has expanded its operations from Thiemeâs garage and moved across the street to its current headquarters in Bridgeport, Mich. where all Amigos continue to be manufactured. To learn more about Amigo Mobility, please visit www.myamigo.com. Please click here for a video of Beth Thieme talking about Amigo.
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