At the end of 2016, Magirus, a brand of CNH Industrial, achieved two important results, which further strengthen its production schedule for 2017.
The Firefighting Brigades of the Italian Ministry of Home Affairs awarded Magirus the frame contract for up to 100 firefighting vehicles. This contract, valid for 3 years, comprises the delivery of the “APS” (Auto Pompa Serbatoio) tank pumpers, the main urban firefighting vehicle in Italy.
The new Magirus “APS” configuration is based on the Eurocargo 4x2 chassis from Iveco, CNH Industrial’s commercial vehicles brand, together with the Magirus Team Cab, the safest crew compartment on the market. Furthermore, a set of state-of-the-art devices such as the Electronic Stability Program, tire sensors, front/rear cameras with recording system and full LED lighting will enable the most advanced and safest firefighting functionality and operation. The call-off order of the first 30 units has already been placed at the turn of the year.
At the end of November, the Fire Department Institute of North Rhine-Westphalia IdF, one of the largest German training centers for firefighters, chose Magirus for a major order of up to 109 units. This frame contract entails the manufacturing and the delivery of Magirus LF-KatS firefighting vehicles over a period of 4 years, to 2021. The brand’s exceptional quality and the Magirus Team Cab were also decisive factors for this contract.