Following on from our well-publicised move into our new plant, we recently held what I genuinely believe was the industry event of the year here in the UK, with the ‘Rosenbauer Tech Day’.

The Rosenbauer UK factory was transformed into an arena for 24th and 25th January, complete with grandstand seating, enough lights to illuminate a small town and big screens, each the size of a truck – the stage was set and the event did not disappoint with each truck boasting its own video and music – now available on YouTube and Vimeo – which set the tone for each Fire Truck’s grand entrance and live demonstration.

We welcomed Fire Service delegates from the length and breadth of the UK to view the latest and greatest in Rosenbauer vehicle and equipment technology, followed by a formal conference with some excellent speakers including our Group CEO, Dr Dieter Siegel, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Chris Kenny, along with our own product experts and yours truly.

Our fans are also important to us too as they certainly know quality when they see it. Therefore, following the Rosenbauer Tech Day, we replicated the show segment of the event with a fan day, entitled ‘Encore’. Here we invited all of our fans in to our makeshift arena to watch the show and inspect the vehicles which they’ve spent some serious time following the journey of.

Feedback from both days was nothing short of overwhelming, and I would like to thank every attendee personally, for making the journey to Yorkshire to see us.

Both days showed our World-Class municipal and aviation fire & rescue service delegates in attendance that we are very ready, passionate and capable to support our nation’s fire & rescue services, to the highest degree possible in the industry.