Development of future-oriented vehicles
  • Rosenbauer Concept Fire Truck
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Rosenbauer International AG is the world’s leading manufacturer of systems for firefighting and disaster protection. The company develops and produces vehicles, fire extinguishing systems, equipment and telematics solutions for professional, industrial, plant and volunteer fire services, and systems for preventive firefighting. All of the main sets of standards are covered by products manufactured in Europe, the US and Asia. The Group has an active service and sales network in over 100 countries.

The listed family company is in its sixth generation and has served fire departments for more than 150 years. A strong customer focus, innovative strength and reliability are Rosenbauer’s key assets.

Rosenbauer is not only producing firefighting systems like pumps and bodywork for firetrucks but heaving a longtime experience in the field of chassis and vehicle manufacturing. Examples given are the PANTHER as the market leading product in the field of airport firetrucks and the COMMANDER as the US custom chassis for municipal fire brigades.

The Concept Fire Truck

In 2016 Rosenbauer presented a concept study for the fire truck of the future, which confirmed again the technology leadership in the firetruck segment: the Concept Fire Truck (CFT).

The development of the CFT is based on a deep analysis of significant megatrends like urbanization, silver society, mobility and new ecology which will significantly influence the tactical and strategic approach of fire brigades in the near future.

Only the implementation of electric drives enabled the development of a vehicle architecture without any compromises considering all future requirements of fire brigades by providing functional excellence, outstanding ergonomics and highest safety levels.

Open Innovation and an internal Start Up

On the basis of the positive feedback from customers, Rosenbauer E-Technology Development GmbH (RED) was founded. The main focus of RED lies on the serial development of the electric firetruck series with special attention on battery technology, e-motors and components, fuel cell technology, range extenders, autonomous vehicles and charging infrastructure with the aim to generate know how in the field of electric propulson systems.

The serial development of the Concept Fire Truck is carried out by involving the fire brigades of big cities as innovation partners like the Berliner Feuerwehr which will start to implement and test the serial model of the CFT in the 2nd half of 2020.

Digital solutions like remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance tools and emergency management systems enabling communication to drones and robotic applications will further enhance the effect of this revolutionary new municipal firetruck which is made 100% by Rosenbauer.