Conrad Dietrich Magirus
In 1994, the company introduced the first turntable ladder with an articulated arm - a paradigm shift in turntable ladders. Magirus is celebrating the anniversary with an exhibition in front of the Ulm Minster and a limited special edition of 25 articulated ladders. 25 years ago, Magirus presented the first turntable ladder with an articulated arm at the Interschutz in Hanover, Germany. The traditional Ulm-based company revolutionized turntable ladders at the renowned trade fair for fire brigades, rescue services, civil protection and safety. This turntable ladder’ special feature was a five-part ladder set with a 3.50-metre-long articulated arm that could be angled by 75 degrees in the uppermost ladder section. It allowed precision alignment of the rescue cage even in confined spaces, thus facilitating ladder extension to dormer windows, recessed galleries, gable rears and skylights. Ladders as rescue equipment Magirus celebrated this special anniversary with invited guests from politics, fire departments and press The articulated-arm turntable ladder thus took over where normal turntable ladders ended. Today, it is one of the most frequently requested turntable ladder designs in the world. On 26 September 2019, Magirus celebrated this special anniversary with invited guests from politics, fire departments, associations and the press. In his speech, Marc Diening, CEO of Magirus, pointed out that for over a century, the name Magirus has stood for ladder development like no other company: "The introduction of articulated-arm technology is an outstanding milestone that has revolutionized the application possibilities of turntable ladders as rescue equipment, creating a new segment that has become the standard in many parts of the world today." mobile turntable ladder As part of the festivities, an exhibition with eight articulated-arm turntable ladders on the Münsterplatz in Ulm invited guests and the public to journey through time and learn about the development of articulated-arm technology. For its 25th anniversary, Magirus is building special limited edition turntable ladders with articulated arms. The edition comprises 25 M32L-AS and M32L-AT vehicles with different chassis variants and two selected rescue cages; and they are already available. The models are equipped with many high-quality features, including proven accessories as well as the new Birdview+ technology. This 360-degree panoramic view ensures maximum safety at the deployment site. When firefighter, inventor and company founder Conrad Dietrich Magirus invented the first free-standing, mobile turntable ladder almost 150 years ago, it was a revolution. partial telescopic extension In 2000, Magirus presented "computer-stabilized technology", or CS technology This development has left its mark on Magirus to this day, and the revolution has become a story of evolution that the company has continued to write ever since. The following milestones are particularly worth mentioning in connection with the recent development of the articulated arm technology. In 2000, Magirus presented "computer-stabilized technology", or CS technology. The introduction of active vibration damping of all ladder movements laid the foundation for the continuing digital optimization of ladder technology. With the introduction of the first articulated turntable ladder with telescopic arm, Magirus achieved another fundamental innovation. This design, the DLK 23-12 GL-T, allowed extension of the articulated arm to 4.70 meters by means of a partial telescopic extension. turntable ladder type Due to the greater telescoping and rescue height, this also extended the application range of this turntable ladder type. In 2010, a new chapter in ladder mechanics opened for the new, patented single-extension system. Four years later, the world's highest articulated-arm turntable ladder, the "M42L-AS", was introduced.
The German federal state of Baden-Württemberg has honored Magirus as a "volunteer-friendly employer for civil protection". Marc Diening, President & CEO of Magirus, received the certificate from Thomas Strobl, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Digitization and Migration, during a ceremony in Stuttgart on 5 September. The aim of this award is to honor and encourage employer support of volunteers. It is considered a sign of appreciation and expression of recognition for the diverse types of support for civil protection provided by the traditional Ulm based company Magirus and its employees. volunteer fire departments We are delighted having received the official recognition for the volunteer engagement of many of our employees" In his speech, the Minister of the Interior emphasized volunteer work as a supporting pillar of civil protection. Thus, employers who particularly support the voluntary commitment of their employees make a considerable contribution to the safety of the citizens. Characterized by the spirit of company founder and firefighting pioneer Conrad Dietrich Magirus, it has always been natural for the Magirus company to support the committed volunteer work of its employees as best possible. Due to this tradition, an above-average number of the company's employees are trained firefighters. They are exempted from work for operational duty, training and exercises of volunteer fire departments in the region and support the company's own plant fire department in many respects. modification of existing products "We are delighted having received the official recognition for the volunteer engagement of many of our employees and their contribution to the community. Beyond their activities within the volunteer services, their practical operational experience flows directly into the development of new solutions and the modification of existing products," adds Marc Diening. Over 150 years ago, it was Conrad Dietrich Magirus himself, who led the Ulm fire department as its commander. Today, employees of his namesake volunteer for the benefit of the city and its citizens. Not only do Ulm and Neu-Ulm benefit from such commitment, but also numerous other cities and communities in the region.