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The Rosenbauer Group is one of the world’s three largest manufacturers of fire-service vehicles and firefighting equipment, based in Leonding, Austria.

Rosenbauer supplies the fire fighting sector in over 100 countries with a wide range of custom fire and rescue apparatus and services. It produces its extensive series of fire fighting vehicles and aerials in three continents, to both European and US standards.

A Rosenbauer Simba 8x8 HRET belonging to the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting at Frankfurt Airport in action

Rosenbauer International AG has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1994.

2010, Rosenbauer had over 2000 employees worldwide and turnover was about €595 Million Euros. Over 90% of the production is exported and the company has sites in Luckenwalde, Passau, Karlsruhe, Oberglatt (Switzerland), Madrid, Lyons (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Wyoming (Minneopolis, Minnesota) and Singapore.

The company has expanded activities to flying firefighting vehicles, water cannons for police forces and has come back on the firefighters fittings (uniforms,

In 1908, Rosenbauer started producing gas-powered pumps. The first fire truck was built 1918. In 1926, the new Automobilspritzengesellschaft Lohner & Rosenbauer shipped its first vehicle to China. From 1930 onward, Rosenbauer was also able to produce its own two-stroke engines (today, engines are provided by others, notably BMW and Volkswagen).

The company had a production site in Iran, until the fall of the Shah.

Since the 1970s, Rosenbauer has collaborated with Carvatech, for the manufacture of firefighting vehicle bodies.

In the middle of the 1980s, Rosenbauer introduced the Falcon, a vehicle which had a chassis developed especially for firefighting vehicles. The Falcon, with many custom and unproven parts, was prone to failures and long down-time, dooming custom chassis apparatuses to failure in Europe.

Rosenbauer International AG has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1994.

2010, Rosenbauer had over 2000 employees worldwide and turnover was about €595 Million Euros. Over 90% of the production is exported and the company has sites in Luckenwalde, Passau, Karlsruhe, Oberglatt (Switzerland), Madrid, Lyons (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Wyoming (Minneopolis, Minnesota) and Singapore.

The company has expanded activities to flying firefighting vehicles, water cannons for police forces and has come back on the firefighters fittings (uniforms, helmets...).

Beginning of 2011, German antitrust authorities sentenced Rosenbauer, Schlingmann GmbH & Co. KG, Albert Ziegler GmbH & Co. KG and Iveco Magirus Brandschutztechnik GmbH to a total of €28 million fines for cartel practices.[3][4]

Shareholders

As of July 2011, 51% of the company belongs to the Rosenbauer BeteiligungsverwaltungsGmbH, 5% to institutional investors and the remaining 44% is free float.

See also2010, Rosenbauer had over 2000 employees worldwide and turnover was about €595 Million Euros. Over 90% of the production is exported and the company has sites in Luckenwalde, Passau, Karlsruhe, Oberglatt (Switzerland), Madrid, Lyons (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Wyoming (Minneopolis, Minnesota) and Singapore.

The company has expanded activities to flying firefighting vehicles, water cannons for police forces and has come back on the firefighters fittings (uniforms, helmets...).

Beginning of 2011, German antitrust authorities sentenced Rosenbauer, Schlingmann GmbH & Co. KG, Albert Ziegler GmbH & Co. KG and Iveco Magirus Brandschutztechnik GmbH to a total of €28 million fines for cartel practices.[3][4]

As of July 2011, 51% of the company belongs to the Rosenbauer BeteiligungsverwaltungsGmbH, 5% to institutional investors and the remaining 44% is free float.

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