Working with The Center has been an integral part of Amigo’s growth over the last few years. Now that we are looking at significant expansion in the next few years, The Center was one of my first calls for help in planning. Their team has the expertise needed to grow effectively and get the most out of our investments. Without their help and guidance, I do not think Amigo would be growing as rapidly as we are.
Amigo Mobility engaged with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center), part of the Michigan MEP and the MEP National Network™, to implement lean strategies throughout their facility. The Center’s expert met with Amigo Mobility management to develop a lean implementation plan.
Since strengthening workplace culture was a priority, Amigo Mobility managers and supervisors attended The Center’s supervisor skills course. To better support their lean initiatives, members of Amigo Mobility’s production team attended lean principles and techniques training.
Over the past three years, The Center has taught supervisor skills, lean principles and techniques, manufacturing skills development and several other courses to their staff. These foundational trainings allowed Amigo Mobility to successfully explore Industry 4.0 technologies when they added another building, reconfigured their production line and added a second production line.
Amigo Mobility anticipates a 50% increase in production and additional Industry 4.0 investments in 2023. These future investments include $4 million to their facility, an estimated $500,000 in equipment, and at least seven new jobs.