ESS Exhibitors

Venari Group announces new lightweight ambulance to be built at Ford Dagenham

Brighouse-based Venari Group and Ford have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a new alliance to take cooperation between the two businesses on emergency vehicles to the next level. The Ford Venari Alliance brings the two companies together in plans to manufacture the all-new, lightweight frontline ambulance – unveiled by Ford and Venari earlier this… Read more »

The new ZIEGLER Z-Class presented at AFOA conference by Venari

On 29 June, the latest Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) conference was held at Venari Group headquarters, in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, where guests from the UK’s fire and rescue services were introduced to the coveted new Z-Class air crash truck for the first time. Over the past four weeks, the Z-Class has completed 10 days… Read more »

BlueLight Commercial launches healthcare in custody police tenders

BlueLight Commercial, in collaboration with 13 police forces, has announced the launch of seven new tenders over the next four months, for the provision of healthcare services in custody. These latest tenders have an estimated contract value of £36m, over an average five-year contract term. The 43 police forces of England and Wales, spend approximately… Read more »

VCS to unveil new MAN-based low floor bariatric ambulance for St John Ambulance

The UK’s market-leading ambulance conversion specialist, VCS, is set to unveil Europe’s first 5.0-tonne front wheel drive, single rear wheel modular ambulance. Designed and produced specifically for St John Ambulance as a bariatric ambulance, the new vehicle is based on a MAN TGE and uses the new Promech-developed Ultra Low Floor Architecture (ULFA). This is… Read more »

HAIX® launches the Rescue One for protection on every mission

HAIX®, specialist manufacturer of functional safety footwear, understands that workers in the emergency services need, and deserve, personal protective equipment (PPE) that prioritises safety without compromising on comfort. The new Rescue One, manufactured in Europe using industry-leading techniques and high-grade materials, can keep up with the high levels of support and protection that the job… Read more »

Dräger launches PSS® AirBoss, the next generation in SCBA

Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched the Dräger PSS® AirBoss, the next generation in Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), which provides firefighters and emergency service teams with the utmost in usability, safety, serviceability, and connectivity. Dräger’s PSS® AirBoss includes a carrying mechanism with pneumatics, monitoring systems, masks… Read more »

Research project launches to uncover the real issues our firefighters face when protecting the nation

FlamePro, a British manufacturing specialist of life-saving garments for firefighters, has launched a national survey in a bid to uncover the key issues that firefighters are currently facing. The anonymous research will provide a rare opportunity to gain insight into the minds and experiences of frontline firefighters. It’s hoped the project will help shape the… Read more »

O&H Vehicle Technology returns to profitability under Venari Group ownership

The UK’s oldest and largest ambulance manufacturer, O&H Vehicle Technology (OHVT), has announced its official, successful turnaround after posting profitable results for the first time since 2017, only 18-months after its acquisition by Venari Group. Established in 1988, Goole-based O&H Vehicle Technology has been a mainstay of UK ambulance production but has, in recent years,… Read more »