VCS Ltd are pleased to announce that we have been appointed to deliver 300 new ambulances to West Midlands Ambulance Service over the next 3 years.
West Midlands Ambulance Service is set to maintain its position of being the only ambulance service with no operational vehicles over five years old.
The new ambulances, which will continue to be based on the Fiat Ducato van, will be designed and manufactured using VCS’s unique ‘Core Capture’ construction method to ensure they are the lightest and most technologically advanced in service anywhere in the world.
Mark Kerrigan, Technical Director at VCS, added: “Our research and development team has been developing innovative ways of saving weight which will bring a huge reduction in CO2 emissions and reduce fuel costs for WMAS. This includes aerospace-type build materials that increase vehicle durability and reduce wear and tear on the vehicles.
“Using these new materials, we have been able to enhance the crash structures, which will improve safety while also allowing us to work with the Fleet Department and their operational staff to develop enhanced designs which will benefit operational staff and patients alike.”
The first vehicle is expected to arrive in August.
You can read the official West Midlands Ambulance Service press release here.