The company was acquired as part of Phoenix-based VMI’s pursuit of providing wider access to mobility vehicles, according to the company in a media release.
“AMS has developed an economy price strategy that enables them to serve a range of customers we were unable to support with our premium positioned VMI products,” says Doug Eaton, president and CEO of VMI, in the release. “Kip and his team at AMS have demonstrated that they can effectively earn the business of consumers who are looking for an economical wheelchair accessible vehicle. We couldn’t be more proud to partner with AMS.”
AMS President Kip Crum adds in the release that, “We see this as a positive and natural next step as our industry grows and matures. We are passionate about helping wheelchair users gain their freedom and independence, and we believe partnering with VMI will give us more opportunity to do what we love to do.”
The companies will continue to operate as separate entities due to their unique customer value propositions, Eaton notes.
VMI’s wheelchair-accessible vehicles are built on Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, and Dodge automobile chassis. AMS offers new and used Dodge, Chrysler, Toyota, and Volkswagen for sale with delivery nationwide.
[Source(s): Vantage Mobility International, Business Wire]