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Rosenbauer International AG wins major order from Saudi Arabia

Published on 16 December 2008
Rosenbauer International AG wins major order from Saudi Arabia

Rosenbauer International AG, the parent company of the Rosenbauer Group, has won an order from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of the Interior to supply a total of 130 fire fighting vehicles and technical fire safety equipment worth around
30.0 m€.

The vehicles to be supplied comprise Austrian-manufactured rescue pumpers, emergency tenders and air crash tenders for helipads, as well as industrial vehicles built in collaboration with the Group's US subsidiary General Safety in Wyoming, MN. The order also includes several of the latest model of Metz aerial ladder, hydraulic rescue equipment and special equipment for haz-mat missions.

The vehicles are be delivered and commissioned in several tranches by the middle of 2010. Since 2001, when Rosenbauer won the first major order from Saudi Arabia in the company's recent history, the Group has supplied a total of 900 fire fighting vehicles to the Saudi Arabian Department of Civil Defence, as well as fire safety equipment for 15,000 firemen.

Won in the face of fiercely contested international bidding, this order once again confirms the Rosenbauer Group's pre-eminent position on the worldwide fire-equipment market. The superior quality of the products supplied, and of Rosenbauer's order-fulfilment, is the basis of the excellent long-standing working relationship it enjoys with its Saudi Arabian client.

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