Bristol VMD inks partnership with Bronto Skylift
The partnership will see dedicated areas of Bristol’s 3ha facility in Abu Dhabi and 2ha facility in Dubai give 24/7 service support to Bronto’s extensive client base throughout the GCC and Middle East
Abu Dhabi-based fire-fighting, rescue, and safety vehicles manufacturer, Bristol vehicles manufacturing division (VMD), has agreed a service and after sales partnership with Bronto Skylift, a truck-mounted hydraulic platforms company.
Bristol will run the Middle East’s largest authorised service centre for Bronto’s range of aerial work platforms, which are typically used to fight fires in industrial and high rise areas.
Concorde – Corodex Group, the parent company of Bristol VMD, will act as the official sales agent of Bronto in the UAE.
The partnership is significant in light of a spate of tower block and warehouse blazes in the region.
The partnership will see dedicated areas of Bristol’s 3ha facility in Abu Dhabi and 2ha facility in Dubai give 24/7 service support to Bronto’s extensive client base throughout the GCC and Middle East, focusing on the countries where Bronto doesn’t have authorised service partners.
Mahmoud Awad, managing director of Concorde - Corodex Group, said: “Bronto is a global pioneer in firefighting solutions and is a name synonymous with quality.
“The application of their products for firefighting purposes in high rise and industrial buildings is second to none.
“Now, for the first time, Middle East clients will have access to a locally-based authorised service centre providing around the clock after sales and service support.
“This makes a tremendous difference in the ongoing effort to improve the region’s ability to control potentially destructive fires.”
The partnership was signed at the Intersec safety and security exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Bristol VMD will provide fabrication expertise, local after sales, and a service centre within the grounds of its manufacturing facilities.
The service centre will serve firefighting entities including Civil Defence and Police, as well as the oil and gas sector, rescue operations and utility companies.
Bronto’s product range includes approximately 50 models with a range of 17 to 112 metres working height.
During the past 50 years, the company has delivered approximately 6,700 platform units to fire brigades and industrial customers in more than 120 countries.
The company’s headquarters and production plants are located in Finland with subsidiaries in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the US.