The Swiss army knife of emergency vehicles
CTM is at INTERSCHUTZ 2020 to showcase PIONIER – a multifunctional vehicle that can overcome virtually any obstacle en route to its destination.6 Mar 2020 Trendspots Editorial Office
Not all rescue operations take place in urban environments that are quick and easy to access thanks to faultless infrastructure. Sometimes, crew members have to make their way through somewhat difficult terrain to convey people and provisions or to transport materials, machines and equipment. That’s why, at INTERSCHUTZ 2020, CTM is presenting PIONIER – a vehicle designed to take such huge challenges quite literally in its stride. According to CTM, the PIONIER can cope with virtually any subsurface, traverse water and wetlands, climb mountains and inclines and overcome obstacles - all while transporting loads of up to 30 metric tons. And because no two deployment scenarios are the same, the PIONIER can also be customized using various base, carrier and machine modules. Be it a box body engineered as a sanitary or living unit, power generators, assembly cranes or liquid tanks, the manufacturer promises it can carry out pretty much any special request.
After all, the CTM in "CTM Fahrzeugbau Berlin GmbH" stands for Creative Truck Manufacturing. Indeed, this Berlin-based enterprise boasts more than 20 years' experience in fashioning all manner of bespoke and powerful purpose-built vehicles. With currently around 60 highly qualified staff members spread across two sites in and around the German capital, CTM guides its customers from the conceptualization and planning stages through to production and commissioning. The company even provides an in-depth briefing and takes care of maintaining, repairing and servicing the vehicles. Components are primarily sourced from big-name partners such as Bosch, Palfinger, Volvo and Caterpillar. Besides automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, MAN, IVECO, Volvo and Scania, customers include companies from other industries, public authorities and municipal enterprises. To date, CTM has built some 6,500 vehicle bodies for around 750 different clients in twelve countries on four continents.
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