Rosenbauer has launched a new, premium aerial ladder – the L32A XS 3.0 – following two years of the firm’s current model achieving unprecedented demand.

With Rosenbauer announcing record global sales of the L32A XS 2.0 in 2017-18, the latest version of the appliance was introduced on Tuesday 10th July at Rosenbauer’s aerial factory in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The XS – which incorporates world renowned Metz Technology – is now available for fire and rescue services across the UK.

Boasting an extended outreach, in-reach and rescue capability from the previous version, the appliance offers brigades a machine with which can get even closer to a structure, and reach more incident points, from a single set-up position.

Simultaneously, the articulated ladder has been modified to require a distance of just 6.15m from a facade, making it an ideal solution where limited space is a consideration.

Newly developed control technology now also provides a maximum cage loading of 500kg – the largest weighting capacity on the European market. This is an essential factor for modern day bariatric rescue challenges, faced by brigades globally.

A new controller within the 3.0 provides ten times the computing power of its predecessor model, meaning that it can be equipped with even more powerful technology, such as state-of-the-art floodlighting and camera systems.

The UK’s fire and rescue services are no stranger to the Rosenbauer L32A XS turntable ladder, with units on duty throughout the UK as far as Scotland, down to Avon Fire Service in the South West of England, and many in between.

“Our turntable ladders have represented our class, reliability and durability amongst the UK fire and rescue services for decades, but particularly in the past five years where we have truly raised the bar of quality,” commented Rosenbauer UK’s Managing Director, Oliver North.

“With the development of the 3.0, our engineers in Karlsruhe have proven – emphatically – why we’re a global leader in the supply of turntable ladders, and I feel truly privileged to have the historic ‘Metz pedigree’ evolving our aerial firefighting and rescue products as far as technology can increase performance.

“We remain the single only aerial appliance manufacturer with a direct supply chain to the UK Brigades as the end user, meaning that all subsequent training, service and back up remains in house – without the requirement for a third party dealer sat in between us and the customer.

“Ensuring maximal firefighter safety and operational effectiveness, in conjunction with offering the most reliable supply chain and service back-up available in the UK fire market, the XS 3.0 truly reaffirms Rosenbauer aerials as best-in-class.”