Vantage Mobility International Acquires AMS Vans

Wheelchair-accessible manufacturer Vantage Mobility International (VMI) has acquired AMS Vans, a provider of economy-priced accessible vehicles.

In the Oct. 2 news announcement, VMI President/CEO Doug Eaton noted that the two brands would continue to separately operate.

“VMI has no intention of merging these two brands,” Eaton said. “We will continue to operate them as separate entities due to their unique customer value propositions.

“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. Kip [Crum, AMS president] 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.”

In the announcement, Crum said, “We are truly excited to become a part of VMI. 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.”

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