AMPRO: A History of Industrial Battery Expertise

AMPRO Inc. opened its doors in 2014 when owner Thomas Foushee founded the company in its original 5,000-square-foot location in High Point, NC. Foushee, who began his career as a Battery and Charger Technician more than 30 years ago, noticed that many industrial battery companies offered a one-size-fits-all solution. He knew from experience that each business has unique needs when it comes to battery power for forklifts and other DC-powered equipment.

Foushee wanted to offer local and regional businesses customized forklift powering solutions based on each company’s unique power demands. AMPRO has since been a leading provider of industrial forklift battery sales and service in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Since our inception, our goal has been to provide experienced-based solutions that put our customers before profit.

A Timeline of Industrial Forklift Battery
Service at AMPRO


Owner Thomas Foushee began his career as a battery and charger technician.


Foushee started and managed the battery division for a Yale forklift dealer in Greensboro.


Foushee managed the Greensboro branch operations for a battery dealer.


Owner Thomas Foushee invented a Specialized, Flip-Top Watering Cap to aid in forklift battery watering.


Foushee sold licensing rights to the specialized cap.

July 2014

AMPRO was founded and began offering Battery Builder premium industrial flat plate batteries and Ecotec chargers for class I, II & III electric forklifts and pallet jacks.

October 2016

AMPRO relocated to a 10,000-square-foot building in High Point, NC.

May 2017

AMPRO added an additional 5,000 square feet of building space.


AMPRO partnered with One Charge Lithium to provide LFP technology for Class I, II, and III electric lift trucks.


AMPRO became a GNB/Stryten battery distributor and added additional flat plate product as well as tubular high capacity batteries, tubular low maintenance batteries and sealed AGM maintenance-free batteries to its lineup.


AMPRO purchased and moved into a new 20,600-square-foot, energy-efficient facility in Greensboro, NC.

A Commitment to Powering
Your Productivity

The AMPRO Process

Advanced Motive Power Reporting & Optimization™

Schedule your FREE consultation
AMPRO will analyze your usage to determine the right motive power solution.
Receive a comprehensive report outlining recommended forklift battery options PLUS your projected ROI and payback.
Choose the solution that makes the most sense for your business.
Get lifetime sales and service support from your AMPRO team.

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A Different Approach to Industrial Forklift Batteries

Powering your productivity starts not only with the right forklift battery power…  it also begins with a strong commitment to providing your business with the best industrial battery service available. When you choose AMPRO, you can be confident that you’re getting the right solution that’s best for you, your business needs, and the environment we all share.

What does this mean for you? It means you can count on a service department for forklift batteries that won’t wrangle you into ongoing repairs when it’s really time to replace your battery. And our sales department won’t sell you a new industrial battery when a repair is your better option.

The AMPRO Vision

To advance clean, healthy, sustainable, renewable motive power and become the Southeast’s leading forklift battery company

The AMPRO Mission

To be a company of unsurpassed integrity by offering sustainable motive power solutions that challenge the present and embrace the future, while creating equal opportunities for employees to share in company growth and prosperity

Corporate Capabilities that Benefit Businesses Like Yours

Whether you have one or a fleet of electric forklifts, AMPRO is equipped to handle all your motive power battery needs.

New and pre-owned forklift batteries and charger sales
New and pre-owned inventory for quick ship
Comprehensive power studies
LP to electric lift truck conversions
Finance and lease options

The AMPRO Culture

A lways put customers’ needs first!
M eet each customer’s goals and financial objectives.
P roactive teamwork that supports employee achievement and growth!
R espect, integrity, and professionalism for every person, at every level, and every job!
O pen, honest customer communication and interdepartmental cooperation for the best customer outcomes — every time!

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