Rosenbauer: Innovation and Quality

Rosenbauer has a strong reputation for innovation and quality. The highly experienced engineering, design and development teams, led by the directors at senior board level, bring the best possible product to the market.

Built on a strong foundation, Rosenbauer UK were extremely successful in 2018 with turnover exceeding double that of 2017.  Entering 2019, Rosenbauer established a broader Management Team to facilitate further company development through the provision of our quality product range and exceptional service. 

The new management team is led by Nick Uwins as Managing Director, accompanied by Ian Robertshaw as Operations Director and Nina Robertshaw as Head of Finance and Administration. With a mixture of skills and experience, this new team has set out to bring a settled period in the company’s history that will stabilise and consolidate the company’s position in the UK municipal, airfield and industrial firefighting and rescue markets.

Advanced Technology

The Rosenbauer AT series covers the complete range of municipal fire fighting vehicles based on chassis from 12 to 18 tonnes, with a variety of water tank sizes from 1,000 to 5,000 litres.  These water tanks are integrated into the high strength aluminium superstructure directly above rear chassis. In the case of the AT Fire Appliances supplied to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service the 2,000 litre water tank is mounted directly above the rear axle, leaving the front locker completely free for the stowage of operational equipment. These appliances also feature the ergonomically designed digital operator’s control panel with automatic pressure control; the digital screen is integrated into the acoustic pump cover. This digital control panel features a live schematic of the pumping system giving the operator a real time visual indication of the pump status.

The AT superstructure is designed to provide additional strength the chassis frame; the sub-frame and superstructure are bonded together to create an ultra-strong monoque. This strengthening of the chassis gives the driver an enhanced feel for the road conditions as it reduces the amount of twisting moments that are accounted during fast cornering.

Featuring an integral crew cab designed for firefighters, the revolving safety staircase allows the crew to enter and exit the vehicle quickly and safely, even when wearing breathing apparatus; this staircase is attached to the crew door and will lock when pressure is applied to the staircase in any part open condition.

The AT superstructure maximises the available space for the stowage of operational equipment. With the addition of the folding footboards which forms a continuous platform along the side of the appliance level with the lower crew cab step. These footboards enables access to the higher levels of the lockers providing a stable platform for the firefighters and a welcome seating area during extended operations.

Rosenbauer Metz Turntable Ladders

Metz Turntable Ladders from Rosenbauer are synonymous the world over for cutting-edge technology, quality, functionality, innovative designs, and intuitive operability. Represented at the global level by an extensive worldwide service network, Rosenbauer appliances are a reliable partner for firefighters all over the world; featuring ergonomic controls, modern CAN bus control systems, high performance hydraulic system and precise monitoring of jacking width, the Turntable Ladder is a world leading aerial firefighting and rescue appliance. 

Rosenbauer Turntable Ladders are available in an impressive operating range from 20 metres to 64 metres working height. The most popular model produced is the 32 metre with articulated top section with a length of 4.65 metres; this is also available on other models. The recently released 3.0 version of the XS making the setup range of the turntable ladder much more flexible and outreach has been increased by another 1.5 meters over the XS 2.0. With a single-person load, it can now reach up to 23.2 meters. This accomplishment was made possible by optimising the ladder itself and using a new, lighter rescue cage. The compact operating radius of the XS 3.0 provides firefighters access to previously unreachable scenes, even under the tightest conditions.

Parked cars, lush urban greenery, narrow streets: aerial ladders are deployed in increasingly tight quarters. 

Rosenbauer aerial ladders have automatic terrain levelling capabilities. So the ladder set stays in the horizontal position up to an inclination angle of 10° in the longitudinal or transverse direction. Automatic levelling switches on whenever the aerial ladder starts up. In extreme situations the automatic levelling may not be enough, it is therefore possible to manually operate the jacking to provide an inclination angle of 14°. Ground pressure is measured at each jack position meaning the ladder is ready for use even extreme conditions and uneven ground conditions without any compromise to safety and reliability.

Every Rosenbauer aerial ladder is equipped with a hydraulic vertical-horizontal jacking system for stability. This fully supports movements in the horizontal and vertical direction, these are continuously controlled to support the maximum operating range possible. The jacking system makes it is possible to extend the telescopic boom by the full extension length and rotate 360° even in narrow 3 metre wide operational conditions. The infinitely variable jacking allows the unit to be used over, under and around obstacles such as high kerbs, street furniture and parked vehicles; it is possible to vary the jack height from side to side so that it is able to swivel the turret over obstacles. This also maximises below ground operations thanks to the ladder’s inclination angle up to ­22°.

The innovative rescue cage has the ability to carry a 500kg load, including wheel chair users and casualties via a stretcher when using the additional facility of a removable, multifunctional column. The cage has three access points, so as not to compromise safety, as well as the ability to lower around any point of the vehicle. The cage mounted RM15 monitor can deliver over 2,000 litre per minute and can be connected to the supply by a telescopic waterway that replaces the traditional delivery hose method.

Rosenbauer Panther

The Rosenbauer PANTHER is one of the most successful, efficient, and variable ARFF vehicles worldwide. Its multi award-winning design and powerful performance make it the most modern fire-fighting vehicle of our time, pushing the boundaries of firefighting capabilities. The PANTHER concept stands for optimal system integration of chassis, bodywork and firefighting equipment. 

Rosenbauer UK have now expanded the Panther fleet into England, Scotland and Ireland, with further sales anticipated this year for this ever increasingly popular appliance. The PANTHER is produced in a variety of chassis configurations, 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8, with varying in features, depending on the size of the required vehicle, it is customisable to fit the airports requirements – be them big or small.

Increasingly popular the 6×6 and 8×8 models are available with High Reach Extending Turret, HRET, technology that includes the patented Stinger piercing tool for external firefighting of the interior fuselage of aircraft.

The cabin of the Panther is common across the range providing an excellent field of vision for the driver and occupants. Seating with breathing apparatus is available for up to six firefighters including the driver. The cabin is designed, tested and certified to EC29 providing a safe working environment for the crew.

These appliances can have a top speed over 120km/h, with coil spring type suspension and active stability control allowing the crew to respond to incidents quickly and efficiently. Panthers boast a wide range of Rosenbauer products including the main water pump, high-pressure pumps, foam systems, roller shutters, remote control monitors and light masts.

The innovate design and features of the Rosenbauer Panther, combined with its superior functionality, means that the vehicle will further strengthen the airport’s capability to react to any emergency scenario; a must have for all airports.