Volvo will produce engines for Rosenbauer’s airport fire-fighting vehicles, strengthening Volvo’s cooperation with the company.
Rosenbauer already manufactures its conventional fire trucks with chassis from Volvo Trucks. According to new deal Volvo will deliver over 100 16-liter diesel engines annually, to be used at manufacturing the fire-fighting vehicles used at airports all over the world. The engines will be installed in the Rosenbauer Panther model, part of the company’s Rapid Intervention Vehicles.
“For this area of application, we have certified an industrial engine to comply with the Euro 5 emissions standard, jointly with Rosenbauer. The format for emission requirements varies in different parts of the world; using our solution, we will have the same base engine and still meet these differing regulations,” says Miron Thoms, Business Development Manager at Volvo Penta.
The Panther models 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8 will feature Volvo Penta D16 engines, only the 8×8 model having two engines. The manufacturing of the 8×8 model, the first prototype vehicle, started in April 2012. The first delivery of engines is expected to take place in the third quarter of 2012. The cooperation will also be expanded to include conventional fire-fighting vehicles.