BELOEIL, QC, July 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Demers Ambulances is pleased
to announce that it has been awarded two major contracts by British
Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS), the ambulance service operated by the government of British Columbia,
for the design and manufacture of two new ambulance models. The total
value of the two contracts is in the tens of millions of dollars,
making them among the largest in the history of Demers Ambulances.
This first contract is for a new, more technological and ergonomic model
of ambulance designed for single-patient care in urban settings. The
second contract involves the manufacturing of a vehicle capable of
transporting more than one patient. This second model will mainly be
used in rural areas where multiple patients are often simultaneously
transported to urban centers.
The contracts will be carried out over period of three years, with an
option for two additional years and a potential production of up to 400
units by 2017. These contracts follow a previous mandate awarded to
Demers Ambulances in 2009 by BCAS, for which nearly 250 ambulances were
produced and delivered for use during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
These new contracts will maintain production levels at Demers
Ambulances and even allow for the hiring of new staff, both within the
company and at certain Quebec and Canadian providers.
"This award reflects the confidence of BCAS in our team and our ability
to produce quality products," said Alain Brunelle, President and CEO of
Demers Ambulances. "We look forward to working in collaboration with
BCAS once again to develop vehicles on the cutting edge of technology
that harnesses the talents of our engineers and that will improve
The design phase is already underway and 30 units should be produced by
the end of 2012.
About Demers Ambulances
Demers, Ambulance Manufacturer Inc. (Demers Ambulances) is the Canadian
leader in ambulance design, manufacture and distribution and one of the
largest firms in North America. With 50 years of success, Demers sold
more than 15,000 ambulances to customers in over 20 countries. With
advanced products that consistently meet and exceed expectations of
emergency services specialists around the world, Demers Ambulances is
recognized as an innovator in ambulance engineering, introducing and
perfecting details that keep paramedics and occupants safe while
meeting today's global challenges.
Demers Ambulances is accredited ISO 9001:2008 and by Transport Canada
and the USA DOT, by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in
the USA within their "MEMBER VERIFICATION PROGRAM" and recognized as a
"QUALIFIED VEHICLES MODIFIER" (QVM) by the Ford Motor Company and,
approved up fitter for Mercedes Benz Sprinter Customer Assurance
Program, Demers Ambulances meets the highest standards in the industry.
To learn more about Demers Ambulances, visit www.demers-ambulances.com
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