Ford State of the Art Ambulance Debuts at Emergency Services Show | Birchwood Group
28/9/2021

FORD VENARI ALLIANCE’S STATE-OF-THE-ART AMBULANCE DEBUTS AT EMERGENCY SERVICES SHOW; DURABILITY TESTING UNDERWAY

The Ford Venari Alliance’s all-new, game-changing dual-crewed lightweight ambulance, based on a Ford Transit chassis-cab, makes its global debut at the Emergency Services Show in Birmingham.

“Project Siren” is a new ambulance platform cleverly packaged to retain a weight limit under 3.5 tonnes, enabling National Health Service Ambulance Trust drivers and paramedics to drive the vehicle on a standard U.K. driving license.“This project has grown from design to a finished vehicle in 12 months”, said Paul Baynes, marketing and sales manager, Special Vehicle Solutions, Ford of Europe. “Ford has a long history in building ambulances and as we enter our most exciting stage in the history of Ford vehicle conversions, this is a project we’re immensely proud of. This vehicle sets out to make life easier for those busy saving other’s lives.”

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Ford and Venari Group announced in July that they had signed a memorandum of understanding for a new alliance to take cooperation between the two businesses on emergency vehicles to the next level. The alliance brings together Ford, the UK market leader in commercial vehicles and Venari, the UK’s largest emergency service vehicle provider, in manufacturing an all-new, lightweight front-line ambulance to be produced at a new facility in Ford Dagenham from 2022, utilising an existing, non-production location that will be refreshed to accommodate its manufacturing requirements. It is anticipated that the new business will create around 100 new jobs once production begins in 2022.​