O&H Vehicle Technology announces unprecedented first quarter order intake

Updated on Monday 17 August 2020, 12:28 PM

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We’re delighted to announce we achieved a £19Million order intake in the first quarter of 2019, reinforcing our medium-term objective of re-establishing ourselves as a UK ambulance manufacturer market leader.

We will proudly build up to 350 Patient Transport Vehicles for Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) over the next 2-3 years after our tender submission was accepted by YAS as the best value for money option, as part of a recent, rigorous selection process.

O&H Vehicle Technology Managing Director, Oliver North, commented:

We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with YAS again, after such a positive project building the Trust’s Emergency Ambulances over the past year. So far, we have built 136 ‘A&E’s’ for our local trust and have achieved a demanding delivery schedule, to the highest standard possible. We have also just placed into build over 40 new A&E’s for YAS which we will continue to add our marginal gain of quality towards with each build.

The North East Ambulance Service have also recently undergone a rigorous procurement process and subsequently ordered 119 Patient Transport vehicles which will be built at O&H Vehicle Technology over the next three years.

Oliver North added: “NEAS are an exceptional trust who we haven’t built much for over the past decade or so. With such a good tender response and our excellent pedigree of PTS builds, we see this as an excellent opportunity to prove our quality, reliability and robustness of product to the Trust. In conjunction with the PTS, we are also building 12 rapid response vehicles which I believe will prove to be a great quality of build too.”

Other new customers to O&H Vehicle Technology include the North West Ambulance Service, Epsom & St Hellier and G4S, as multiple projects commence whilst in-turn driving the “Built in Britain” philosophy, as part of Project O&H 2.0.

Oliver North finished: “The exceptional first quarter of 2019 represents the wholehearted desire of our reinvigorated team here at O&H. At the start of 2019 we recognised all which needed improving at the organisation as we ‘pressed the button’ on making it happen. All aspects of O&H needed improvement but luckily, we have the experience and pedigree to have made the changes as quickly as possible.

“We will strive for continual improvement of our company to put us back to where we used to be: as UK market leaders!”

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