Two-day indoor and outdoor press event in Ulm with innovations, world firsts and surprising news: Presentation of the FireBull tracked fire engine in cooperation with Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG, expansion of the AirCore fire-fighting technology with the TLF AirCore and AirCore TAF60 and partnerships for the future. At the press conference in Ulm on 24th and 25th September 2020, Magirus demonstrates its comprehensive expertise and many years of know-how, especially in the field of off-road and forest fire solutions. The company presents numerous innovations and world firsts on both days. vegetation fire-fighting The launch of the Magirus FireBull takes place on Friday at the company’s own test site Magirus CEO Marc Diening summarizes the direction as follows: “Today we are presenting our solutions for the special requirements of off-road operations, which fire departments and other emergency services are increasingly experiencing today and will continue to do in the future. Especially for vegetation fire-fighting, we are presenting ideas and concepts for the future based on our decades of international experience in this field, all of which are available right now, safe and reliably ready for use.” The launch of the Magirus FireBull takes place on Friday at the company’s own test site. The tracked fire engine, which is ready for series production, was built on a “PowerBully” caterpillar chassis from Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG - one of the world’s renowned providers of tracked vehicles. Thanks to its high payload with low ground pressure - and a fording depth of 1,400 mm, it can be used not only in impassable terrain but also on moors and in swampy areas. sufficient spare capacity In addition to a 10,000 liter extinguishing agent tank, the AirCore extinguishing turbine with a capacity of up to 3,500 liters per minute as well as equipment spaces for loading specific equipment are available in the AirCore version. The PowerBully 18 T chassis has a gross vehicle weight of 30,000 kg. With an operating weight of around 26 tones, the vehicle has sufficient spare capacity for individual needs and equipment Where wheeled vehicles reach their limits, the caterpillar drive provides the necessary agility combined with a high level of driving comfort - regardless of the surface. Magirus demonstrates a total of three new vehicles in which the highly efficient AirCore water mist technology is used. mobile vehicle concept With the new TLF AirCore, Magirus combines the extinguishing turbine on a lifting device, a tank with 3,500 liters of extinguishing agent and the all-terrain Iveco Eurocargo chassis to create a new type of mobile vehicle concept, which in terms of performance features and equipment picks up on and further develops established, tried-and-tested forest fire solutions from countries such as France and Italy. It meets all requirements for optimal performance and safety in the field. As announced at the 2019 press conference, Magirus is taking the next step with its AirCore TAF extinguishing robot As announced at the 2019 press conference, Magirus is taking the next step with its AirCore TAF extinguishing robot. By reducing the overall height from 2.15 meters to less than 2 meters, the range of applications of the vehicle is considerably extended. For the first time, the AirCore technology can also be used to extinguish fires in underground and multi-story car parks - places where the recovery of vehicles was not possible before. remote control technology Even burning vehicles can now be brought safely and quickly out of the danger zone by the AirCore TAF, as an accompanying and/or subsequent cooling can be carried out during the clearing operation. In view of the current problems in the recovery of burning electric vehicles, this opens up completely new possibilities. Using camera and remote control technology, these operations can be directed from a safe distance. At the same time, the turbine output has been increased by up to 6,000 liters per minute. Besides the TLF Aircore and the AirCore TAF60, many other innovations were presented on the first day. These include, for example, the production model of the Alpha Wolf R1 - a tactical deployment robot - as well as remote-controlled units for the detection and prevention of potential dangers via air surveillance and by means of transmission of HD video live communication from the company Alpha Robotics. push technological progress Many of these new products, will be on display on the Magirus stand at the FLORIAN trade fair in Dresden During the press conference, Magirus and Alpha Robotics announced their future collaboration. With his interdisciplinary team, Alpha Robotics Managing Director Oliver Rasche wants to push technological progress in fire departments and disaster control: “We look forward to working with Magirus to find new ways to make the operations and work of fire-fighters and emergency services even easier, better and safer in the future by developing and employing innovative technology and comprehensive tactics.” The company also presented other new products and innovations, including new versions of established vehicle concepts such as the CCFM (French: Camion Citerne Forêts Moyen) forest fire engine to French specifications or the new Magirus MLF (medium pumper), which for the first time is based on an Iveco Daily 4x4 chassis with a gross vehicle weight of 7 tones, automatic transmission and a permanently installed pump. disaster control vehicle The disaster control vehicle LF KatS and the fire engine TLF 4000 are also benefiting from numerous extensions and innovations considering the latest requirements and standards. With the agile fire engine TLF 2000 with its reduced wheelbase, automatic transmission and integrated, internal 2,000-litre water tank, Magirus closes the gap in compact, all-terrain fire engines. Many of these, as well as other innovations and new products, will be on display on the Magirus stand at the FLORIAN trade fair in Dresden from 8th to 10th October 2020.
Launch of the one of world's first production-ready tracked fire engine The Magirus FireBull combines efficient AirCore extinguishing technology, flexible superstructure options and the all-terrain PowerBully chassis from Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG to form a fully developed solution for use in vegetation fires. On the second day of this year’s press conference in Ulm, Magirus presented FireBull; another solution ready for series production in the field of off-road and forest fire engines. technically developed solutions In its choice of chassis, Magirus remains true to its tradition of focusing on proven and practical solutions Magirus CEO Marc Diening presents the unrivalled tracked fire engine to journalists, partners and invited guests on the company’s own test site: “The forest fire incidents of recent years have shown the high demand among fire departments and emergency services for effective and technically developed solutions. This is precisely where the FireBull comes in: It transports high payloads with minimum ground pressure over the most difficult terrain, ensuring maximum extinguishing power, and safety for the emergency services at the same time.” In its choice of chassis, Magirus remains true to its tradition of focusing on proven and practical solutions, which are reliable and durable, developed by leading manufacturers. The “PowerBully” brand from Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG is one of the global market leaders in tracked vehicles. Firefighting superstructures Executive Jens Rottmair is sure of the result of the cooperation: “More than 50 years of successful development expertise have gone into the PowerBully as well as plenty of practical experience in operational and logistics deployments in extremely rough terrain. All of this comes together with Magirus’ know-how and experience in firefighting superstructures and extinguishing technology to create a long-range off-road special vehicle for fire departments and disaster control.” The PowerBully 18 T chassis with an engine power of 231 kW (310 PS) has a gross vehicle weight of 30,000 kg and reaches a speed of around 10 km/h. With an operating weight of around 26 tons, the vehicle has sufficient spare capacity for individual needs and equipment. impassable terrain Where wheeled vehicles reach their limits, the caterpillar drive provides the necessary agility combined with a high level of driving comfort - regardless of the surface. Thanks to its high payload with low ground pressure of only 0.300 kg/cm² - 30 times less ground pressure than a 6x6 truck - and a fording depth of 1,400 mm, it can be used not only in impassable terrain but also in peat fires, ground fires, smoldering fires or in swampy areas. Self-protection nozzles and heat protection on the underbody ensure maximum safety for the crew With a climbing performance of 31° (60%) and a maximum inclination across the slope of up to 21°(40%), the FireBull transports water or the required logistics safely up and down slopes. In the FireBull AirCore version, in addition to a 10,000 liter extinguishing agent tank (9,000 liters of water, 1,000 liters of foam agent), the AirCore MFT35-H extinguishing turbine with a capacity of up to 3,500 liters per minute is also available. ensure maximum safety The water mist technology enables efficient firefighting and humidification of the vegetation as well as high penetration depths into the vegetation. The water can be discharged while driving in Pump & Roll mode. In addition to a C-connection at the front, self-protection nozzles and heat protection on the underbody ensure maximum safety for the crew. At the same time, the concept offers a wide range of options, such as larger tank volumes and turbine variants, in order to be optimally equipped for the respective conditions. With the FireBull, Magirus once again demonstrates its extensive expertise in the field of special vehicles and rounds off its comprehensive portfolio of off-road and forest fire-fighting vehicles with another powerful innovation. The FireBull will be on display at the FLORIAN trade fair in Dresden from 8th to 10th October 2020.
For almost 100 years, Magirus Lohr has manufactured fire engines in Hönigtal near Kainbach in Austria. As a result of successful business developments in recent years, there is a requirement to accommodate potential growth. “Following increasing demand, we started a strategic search for a new location in 2017,” said Christian Reisl, Managing Director, Magirus Lohr, adding “Due to the specific topographic conditions, there is no possibility for expansion at the Hönigtal site.” Fire engines manufacturing plant The company has therefore determined a site in Zettling, located in the municipality of Premstätten near Graz, Austria, which, by 2020, will become a modern plant, comprising development and production facilities, a distribution centre as well as a point-of-sale for fire-fighting equipment. At 17,000m2 and an investment totalling some 10 million euros, the Company’s new location will operate to the latest standards and be ready to meet future challenges. Companies such as Magirus Lohr GmbH are the backbone of the Styrian economy" Regional Economic Councillor, Barbara Eibinger-Miedl underlines the importance of the company for the Graz location by stating, “Companies such as Magirus Lohr GmbH are the backbone of the Styrian economy. With Magirus Lohr, Styria has a leading company that turns tradition into innovation. The company’s new location is a result of successful developments over the past few years and creates the conditions for further growth and secures existing jobs in the region.” Uninterrupted fire engines production A key priority of Magirus Lohr is maintaining uninterrupted production during the transfer, whilst seamlessly optimising manufacturing processes. Magirus Lohr won the majority of tender lots advertised by the Austrian Federal Procurement Agency (BBG) for fire engines in late 2019. In addition, this site will continue as the manufacturing centre of excellence for crew cabins, group-wide components as well as responsibility for strategic market developments in Eastern Europe. “Close customer relationships are the most significant element of Magirus’s philosophy,” said Marc Diening, CEO of the Magirus Group. “The new location will enable us to provide even better on-site customer support, and bring us closer to our customers, a fact already appreciated in Austria and abroad.”
Building firefighting vehicles can be best understood by firefighters themselves. That, at least, was the firm belief championed some 150 years ago by Conrad Dietrich Magirus - a passionate firefighter himself, not to mention the visionary and founder behind the company that bears his name. In keeping with this claim and tradition, Magirus is still committed to developing and manufacturing the most cutting-edge and reliable firefighting vehicles, ladders and integrated and portable fire pumps. Many employees at Magirus are trained firefighters who know exactly what a call-out requires - which just goes to show how timeless the words of Conrad Dietrich Magirus are. In the run-up to INTERSCHUTZ 2020 in Hannover, where it's set to showcase its latest innovations with its very own pavilion and stand, Magirus is now unveiling standard-compliant, natural gas-fueled (H)LF 10 as part of its "Innovative Drive Line" (iDL). Alternative drive technology The iDL has come to be synonymous with the latest developments in alternative drive technology that can be used in day-to-day applications reliably and without any compromises. "With the launch of the iDL, Magirus is taking what is currently technically feasible and what is required on a call-out and putting it into series production," explains Marc Diening, CEO of Magirus, when asked to summarize the focus of the new series. While many municipal authorities have had vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) in their fleets for some years now - successfully optimizing their CO2 emissions – the new (H)LF 10 marks the very first CNG-fueled fire engine. The (H)LF 10 is built on an Iveco Eurocargo “Natural Power” 4x2 chassis with a fully tested and homologated CNG installation, which features a tank with a 420 kg capacity and a fully automatic Allison torque converter transmission. Eco-friendly firefighting technology The 420 kg of CNG is enough to cover a distance of up to 300 km or power a pump for up to four hours. Not only that, but firefighters don't have to make any compromises when loading the vehicle, which fully complies with current standards. What’s more, the company's commitment to using the most eco-friendly firefighting technology available is not limited to just this drive system - it is also evident in the other innovative solutions used inside its vehicles. For example, they feature an innovative hydrogen-fueled hybrid power generator and battery-powered fans and rescue gear as standard, which help effectively reduce emissions over the long term. Magirus can be visited on site at Pavilion P32 at INTERSCHUTZ 2020.
A 10 tank pumper expands the "Innovative Drive Line" series. Following the introduction of small electric fire engines, the company is thus taking the next step in the development of directly deployable fire-fighting vehicles with reliable, alternative drive technology. At its yearly press conference in Ulm, Magirus is the world’s first manufacturer of vehicles for fire and disaster protection to present a natural gas-powered tank pumper. The company is thus consistently taking the next step in the implementation of environmentally friendly, immediately available fire-fighting vehicles. tactically suitable solution With its "Innovative Drive Line (iDL)" series, Magirus is transforming the latest developments in the field of mature alternative drive technology into practice-oriented vehicles that can be used uncompromisingly and reliably. While the first CNG-powered (H)LF 10 fire engine is now available for fire departments, many local authorities have been converting their fleets to natural gas-powered vehicles for years, successfully optimizing their CO2 emissions. "With the iDL, Magirus is bringing the technically feasible and tactically suitable solution into series production," says Marc Diening, CEO of Magirus, summarizing the objectives of the new series. hybrid power generator Special attention was paid to safety and the CNG installation was comprehensively tested and homologated The (H)LF 10 is built on an Iveco Eurocargo "Natural Power" 4x2 chassis with 420 liters of compressed natural gas (CNG) and a fully automatic Allison torque converter transmission. With ranges of up to 300 kilometers or pump operation of up to 4 hours and no compromises in loading, the vehicle fully complies with current standards. In addition, special attention was paid to safety and the CNG installation was comprehensively tested and homologated. The fact that Magirus relies holistically on an application technology that is as environmentally friendly as possible is also evident in the interior of the superstructure. For example, the additional heating for the crew compartment is operated with gas. Furthermore, a new type of hydrogen-powered hybrid power generator as well as battery-powered fans and rescue devices establish the highest possible long-term reduction of emissions as standard. individual bodywork requirements With its "Innovative Drive Line", Magirus is a pioneer in the series production of environmentally friendly, sustainable fire fighting vehicles. Magirus's first fully electric fire engine marked the first decisive step on the road to more widespread use of zero-emission fire engines in 2018. When selecting suitable chassis, Magirus attached particular importance to efficiency and reliability as well as flexibility with regard to the individual bodywork requirements of fire departments worldwide. Last year, a well-known German manufacturer ordered two of the newly introduced, purely electrically powered iDL small fire engines. The two KLF iDL were delivered seven months after the order was placed and have been providing fire protection at the production site since January. With the emission-free, maneuverable vehicles, the plant fire brigade can, among other things, further shorten the time to arrival at the scene of the fire. Multifunctional electric vehicles With 40 l/min at 40 bar and the removable superstructure, the vehicle is powerful and highly flexible Taking into account the personnel structure, the aim is to improve damage prevention and prevent possible production stoppages due to fires. Those responsible were particularly impressed by the compact vehicle dimensions of 3,900 mm length, 1,400 mm width and 2,170 mm height and the high payload of the KLF iDL. In conjunction with the emission-free drive, the fire engine can drive deep into the production halls and can also be operated inside buildings. In 2018, Magirus presented the HLF iDL, the second electrically powered vehicle in the small firefighting vehicle segment. With a range of up to 110 km, a battery life in pump mode of up to 4 hours and a top speed of 65 km/h, the company is thus supplementing its iDL series with a compact all-wheel drive vehicle with an integrated pump. With 40 l/min at 40 bar and the removable superstructure, the vehicle is powerful and highly flexible. small electric fire engines In addition to being used inside buildings or terminals, both small electric fire engines can also be used in inner-city areas such as shopping centers, railway stations, narrow alleys or tunnels. With the "Innovative Drive Line", Magirus is once again demonstrating its outstanding competence in the development of trendsetting and sustainable firefighting vehicles. The series provides solutions to the strong demand from cities, municipalities, companies and fire departments for environmentally friendly, operational and economical solutions. It combines powerful, tried-and-tested chassis with alternative drive systems and a flexible design to create an individually configurable fire engine that is available today.
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.
Ronja Kemmer, member of the German parliament, visited the mutual Magirus and Iveco site in Ulm, in June. During a personal conversation with Marc Diening, President & CEO of Magirus, she showed great interest in the Ulm-based company with its long-standing tradition and was duly impressed by the upcoming developments in the field of firefighting and disaster protection: “The world of fire and rescue services is also in transition. Seeing the opportunities that arise for Magirus in Germany, but also worldwide, as a result of digitisation, networking and alternative drive technologies are really exciting.” Future-Oriented Drive Technologies Subsequently, during the guided site tour, she gained a detailed insight into the far-reaching competences of both companies in Ulm where more than 1400 people are employed. The focus was on Iveco's most recent developments in future-oriented drive technologies for trucks and on the Defence Vehicles segment. The visit was rounded off with a tour of the production facility and the customer centre, with product demonstrations, and a ride on the turntable ladder. Ronja Kemmer is a directly-elected member of parliament and in December 2014, when elected, was the youngest member of the German Bundestag.
Fire departments from all over the world gathered at the Congress Centre Ulm (Germany) on Friday evening where for the sixth time in a row the Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award – also known as the ‘Oscar of the Firefighting Industry’ – was presented. The São Paulo Fire Department was delighted to take home the coveted award as ‘International Firefighting Team 2018’ for its firefighting operation in a high-rise. The top three international nominees also included the Prague FD, which entered its fire-fighting deployment at a historic hotel as well as the Mexico City FD, which was honoured for its work after an earthquake. Regularly Outstanding Performances The Volunteer Fire Department from Waltershausen received the award for its 100 km charity run The title ‘National Fire Department Team 2018’ was received by the Volunteer Fire Department from Treuenbrietzen (Germany) for its operation fighting the largest forest fire in Brandenburg’s history. The Special Prize for Social Engagement also went to a German team: the Volunteer Fire Department from Waltershausen received the award for its 100 km charity run. The winners’ courageous missions saw them fight off stiff competition from teams from all over the world and they were subsequently honoured at the awards ceremony in front of some 600 invited guests. “With the Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award, we not only show our respect for every single operation and thank every firefighter for their individual commitment, but also highlight the regularly outstanding performances of fire departments around the world bringing them to the attention of the public”, says Marc Diening, Magirus CEO, in his welcome speech. Providing Humanitarian Aid “This year’s competition has also seen outstanding performances – from firefighting to technical and social assistance to disaster relief – all of which are exemplary in demonstrating the daily importance of firefighters in our society.” The coveted Conrad Dietrich Magirus statues were presented this year by the German aid organization ‘humedica e.V.’ and ‘Team Hahn Racing’, five-time winner of the European Truck Racing Championships. Since 1979, humedica has provided humanitarian aid around the world, especially after major natural disasters such as earthquakes or tsunamis. Wolfgang Groß, who founded the organisation 40 years ago with his brother and who sponsored the awards together with medical emergency team member Daniel Warkentin, was impressed by the operations presented: “People were evacuated from burning houses; entire villages protected from fire. Teamwork can save lives – this evening, we’ve seen impressive cases of this. It is also something that we, too, see over and over again in our missions.” Perfectly Functioning Team Perfect teamwork is the distinguishing feature of the ‘International Firefighting Team of the Year 2018’ Teamwork is also the priority of the second sponsor of the evening. ‘Team Hahn Racing’ has won the European Truck Racing Championships five times. Since 2017, they have entered international truck racing competitions as the ‘Iveco Magirus Bulls’. “Navigating a 1,100-horsepower truck in extreme situations is only possible with a perfectly functioning team”, says driver Jochen Hahn. Together with his colleague Rijk Schuhmacher, he paid tribute during the evening to all of the fire department team members on stage. Perfect teamwork is the distinguishing feature of the ‘International Firefighting Team of the Year 2018’. On May 2018, a 25-storey high-rise in the middle of São Paulo went up in flames. Within seconds, the flames in the dilapidated building spread to two other buildings. Up to 150 squatters were living in the former building of the Federal Police. In a joint effort, 170 members of the São Paulo Fire Department fought to control the fire and bring all persons to safety. Fire Department Team As rescue operations in the building were underway, however, the building abruptly collapsed. With combined strength, the forces searched the debris and simultaneously fought the fire. The firefighters worked for nearly 300 hours; seven people lost their lives in the fire. With its submission, the São Paulo Fire Department prevailed against teams from all over world and was thus able to take home the coveted Conrad Dietrich Magirus Statue. In addition, a visit to the best-known fire brigade in the world, the Fire Department City of New York (FDNY), awaits the winners. This year, the Special Prize was also given at international level and was won by a fire department team from Germany. The athletic team of the Volunteer Fire Department from Waltershausen in Thuringia was awarded the ‘Special Prize for Social Engagement’ for its 100 km fire department charity run. Firefighting Training Course The Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award was again supported by renowned companies in the firefighting industry The athletes were able to donate € 14,500 to Paulinchen e.V. – an initiative for children with burn injuries. In addition to the coveted award, the athletic team won an individual firefighting training course with the Magirus Fire Fighter Academy. An expert jury comprising Paul Baxter, Commissioner Fire and Rescue New South Wales, Michel Bour, Secretary General of the World Firefighters Association CTIF, Danielle Cotton, London Fire Commissioner QFSM, Hermann Kollinger from the Austrian Fire Department magazine ‘Brennpunkt’ and Markus Görtler from Magirus chose the best applications which were then published online for the public to vote for. The entry that received the most votes from the jury and the online voters, was declared the winner. In 2018, the Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award was again supported by renowned companies in the firefighting industry. Emergency One (UK) Ltd., ENDRESS Elektrogerätebau, DÖNGES as well as LUKAS/VETTER/AWG who provided support during all phases of the competition – from the application announcement and submission process to the awards ceremony in Ulm.
The application period for the Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award is over. Two high-ranking juries of experts have assed all fire department team submissions and pre-selected the entries for the upcoming online voting. This task has been even more demanding because not only the number of applications in all categories has increased, but also the entire range of operation types has been convincingly shown. “We are very pleased about the great interest of fire department teams and the numerous applications received from many different countries. The high quality of the operations promises a very exciting competition,” says Marc Diening, President & CEO of Magirus, summarising the completion of the application phase. Festive Award Ceremony For the ‘Firefighting Team of the Year’, ten international and ten national missions can be chosen from In addition to the increase in the number of submissions, the even deeper commitment of the award sponsors shows the increasing importance of the award. For the ‘Firefighting Team of the Year’, ten international and ten national missions can be chosen from. In the category ‘Special prize for Social Engagement’, six teams are hoping for many votes in support of their social campaigns and projects. The winners of the title and the coveted statue will be announced at the festive award ceremony in Ulm (Germany) on March 1, 2019. For the first time, a partner from the UK, Emergency One, could be secured. Including Special Equipment “Firefighters are available 365 days a year in the service of society and often reach their limits during missions. With the Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award, this dedication receives special attention and appreciation beyond national borders. We are happy to support that,” explains Mike Madsen, Managing Director of Emergency One, about the sponsor’s commitment as a Gold Sponsor. The company is a provider of fire and rescue vehicles and the associated equipment in the United Kingdom. For the third time in a row, Endress Electrogerätebau GmbH and Dönges GmbH & Co. KG are also supporting the Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award. Endress develops power generation units for the world market, including special equipment for firefighting and civil protection operations, and has become the provider of electricity producers in Europe. Among other things, the system supplier Dönges furnishes fire departments with complete ranges of devices for their vehicles. Hydraulic Cutting Device LUKAS was the first provider to develop a hydraulic cutting device for rescue operations The company's portfolio also includes equipment, tools, warning materials, extinguisher and auxiliary devices, tool sets and illumination products. Vetter GmbH, AWG Fittings GmbH and Lukas Hydraulik GmbH are again among the Silver Sponsors. In 1972, LUKAS was the first provider to develop a hydraulic cutting device for rescue operations, thus laying the foundation for 40 years of experience in global deployment scenarios. The rescue device producer Vetter provides fire and rescue services around the world with specific equipment such as pneumatic rescue tents and lift cushions. As a global provider of firefighting fittings and fire protection devices, AWG Fittings supplies fire departments with sophisticated and innovative products.
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.
Over 80 partners from more than 40 countries accepted the invitation to Magirus's International Dealer Conference in Ulm. Under the motto "Building our future together", the conference focused on exchange, expansion and intensification of successful cooperation throughout the world. At the 2018 International Magirus Dealer Conference on June 21-22 2018 in Ulm, more than 80 dealers and sales partners attended the meeting of the manufacturer with a worldwide presence. Participants from over 40 countries accepted the invitation from Marc Diening, Magirus's CEO. Under the motto "Building our future together", he welcomed them to the two-day event at the Magirus Experience Center. The conference focused on deepening cooperation with the goal of further expanding into the global market and developing the brand by shaping it consistently with its global orientation. market-related product knowledge In addition to the opportunity for personal conversations and the exchange of experiences, the transfer of technical and market-related product knowledge was at the center of the conference. To this end, a large selection of international vehicles was shown on the premises. The group was composed of a worldwide network that extends from dealers in Europe and Russia to South America and the Middle East to South Korea and Australia. In addition to long-term partners who have been working with Magirus for two generations, this year's event also included several new partners. The resonance from participants was completely positive.