Spartan ERV Reports Order for 20 Fire Apparatus for Sao Paulo, Brazil

Spartan ERV Pumper on Metro Start ChassisBRANDON, SD—Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., announced that it has been awarded an order for 20 fire apparatus by the Sao Paulo (Brazil) Fire Department. This order further accentuates Spartan ERV’s growth in South America, as over 150 units have been delivered to the region since January 2011. Production for the order will begin immediately, with a scheduled completion date within the next year.

“Sao Paulo, Brazil is one of the largest cities in the world with nearly 21 million citizens in the metropolitan area,” says Bill Doebler, vice president of sales and marketing, Spartan ERV. “Spartan ERV is recognized for building some of the safest, most durable fire apparatus in the market as evidenced by Sao Paulo’s order. This contract is also another step in Spartan ERV’s continued global growth. We value their confidence in our apparatus to protect the people of Sao Paulo.”

All 20 units will be Spartan ERV custom pumpers built on Spartan Metro Star cabs/chassis featuring the Spartan Chassis Advanced Protection System® (APS) and equipped with Euro V emission standard engines and Allison transmissions. Each unit will feature a Hale 1,250-gallon-per-minute pump with compressed air foam systems (CAFS) and 1,250-gallon water tanks.

Early in 2013, Diego Salazar, Spartan ERV director of Latin America sales, joined the organization to assist in accelerating the development of the sales pipeline in South America. In addition to Peru, Spartan ERV has since expanded into Brazil, Chile and Venezuela. “Spartan ERV’s superior product performance and value equation have assisted in driving our international business,” says Salazar. “Our dealers provide an additional degree of differentiation. We are proud to be the solution provider to a department that has a strong tradition of service and look forward to providing them with products built to the highest quality standards in the industry.”

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