Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Ampro Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of personal care products for the consumer and hair care professional. Since its founding in 1947, Ampro’s stability and consistent growth has been fueled by the Ampro Pro Styl family of gels, also known as – “America’s #1 Gel!”
Over the years, Ampro Industries, Inc., has continuously expanded its hair care line by adding such highly sought after products as; the beloved Ampro Pro Styl Pre-Crème for the Sensitive Scalp, the wonderful Ampro Pro Styl Olive Oil Styling Gel, and our newest essential line of Shine ‘n Jam Conditioning Gels!
With everything from shampoos to texturizers on the market, our consumers can trust that we have them covered from root to tip!
The founder of Ampro Industries, Inc., Mr. Irvin Lansky owned a dry goods store which was located in Memphis, TN, on the city’s historic Beale Street.
He sold various items, including multi-cultural hair care products. Impressed by the hair care industry, Mr. Lansky formed Vogue Distributing Company, a business that sold personal care products to beauty supply stores.
Later, Mr. Lansky opened Vogue Beauty and Barber Mart, a small beauty supply store located in downtown Memphis, just steps from his original location. It was in the basement of Vogue Beauty and Barber Mart that Mr. Lansky began manufacturing his own brand of hair products. In 1947, he named the line “Ampro” which is short for “American Products.” To date, Ampro products are still manufactured, warehoused, and shipped from its home in Memphis, TN.
Continuing Mr. Lansky’s vision, his daughter, Cheri Rudner – Chairman of the Board, her husband, Henry Rudner – CEO, and Jack Sammons – President of Ampro Industries, ensure that Ampro products maintain the value our consumers deserve. Our products are manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility which is a few miles from where Mr. Lansky’s original dry goods store was located.
Our Core Values
Principles That Guide Our Organization
We believe our first responsibility is to satisfy our customers’ needs with high quality products at reasonable prices. We must constantly strive to reduce the production cost of these products. Our orders must be promptly and accurately filled. Our distributors and retailers must make a fair profit. We strive to have ever more congruence between our words and deeds, and to deliver genuine value to our customers.
Our second responsibility is to those who work with us. They must have a sense of security in their jobs. Wages and benefits must be fair, management just and the working environment safe, clean and orderly. Supervisors must be qualified persons of common sense and full understanding. There must be an opportunity for advancement for those qualified and each individual must be respected and rewarded on the basis of his/her personal achievement and contribution.
Our third responsibility is to our community. We must be good citizens – support good works and charity. We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use. We must participate in the promotion of civic improvement, health, education and good government and acquaint the community with our activities.
Our final responsibility is to the enterprise at large. We must strive for the best possible economic results from the resources available to us. Reserves must be created. Adverse times provided for. We must experiment with new ideas and new products must be developed and launched.
If we have done this, a reasonable profit will be made and the business enterprise will be sustained.