CHARLOTTE, Mich., April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spartan Emergency Response ("Spartan" or "Spartan ER"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) ("Spartan" or the "Company"), advanced its relationship with the City of Philadelphia through a multi-year contract to supply emergency response vehicles to the Philadelphia Fire Department. The order calls for Spartan to fulfill an immediate need for six new pumper vehicles and two Squrt® Articulating Water Tower units.
"Three years ago, Spartan Motors was selected to support Philadelphia's initiative to re-equip its Fire Department by supplying apparatus specifically designed and built to their current needs," said Todd Fierro, President of Spartan Emergency Response. "Since that time, our team has supported one of the busiest metropolitan fire departments in the country with a fleet that reflects our commitment to best-in-class manufacturing excellence and safety-driven design."
Spartan secured the original contract in 2015 and has since supplied 35 proprietary apparatus designs that cater to the needs of the City's crowded streets, tight 90-degree corners, and demanding duty cycles. Fleet specifications for the Philadelphia Fire Department are based upon superior safety standards, advanced stability and maneuverability, and industry-leading reliability throughout the trucks' lifecycle. Spartan Emergency Response is uniquely positioned to provide trucks to those specifications, building trucks to withstand the wear and tear associated with heavy duty repetitive use.
Spartan is the industry leader in vehicle safety provisions, and as such, all fire apparatus under the new Philadelphia Fire Department contract will be equipped with Spartan's Advanced Protection System® (APS) to optimize firefighter effectiveness without compromising ergonomics and in-vehicle safety.
As a recognized leader in design, manufacturing and maneuverability, Spartan Motors engineers, manufactures, and assembles the most powerful and reliable emergency response apparatus on the road today.
About Spartan Motors
Spartan Motors, Inc. is the North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and retail vehicle industries (including last-mile delivery, specialty service, and vocation-specific upfit segments), as well as for the emergency response and recreational vehicle markets. The Company is organized into three core business segments, including Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, Spartan Emergency Response, and Spartan Specialty Vehicles. Today, its family of brands also include Spartan Authorized Parts, Spartan Factory Service Centers, Utilimaster®, Strobes-R-Us™, Smeal, Ladder Tower™, and UST®. Spartan Motors and its go-to-market brands are well known in their respective industries for quality, durability, aftermarket product support, and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 2,300 associates, and operates facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota; Saltillo, Mexico; and Lima, Peru. Spartan reported sales of $816 million in 2018. Learn more about Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.
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