Two vehicles - two stories. WAS would have shown the MAN RTW 500 as a "standard ambulance" with current interior fittings at INTERSCHUTZ. The ambulance WAS 300 for Qatar is rather exotic there and would have been exhibited for the first time at a trade fair. WAS has been building this vehicle type since 2019.

Over 350 employees in Wietmarschen produce sophisticated special-purpose vehicles and ambulances. High volumes, low volumes and unique custom vehicles. Developers, technicians, electronic engineers, assemblers and other specialists work hand in hand with each other there. Because special vehicles from WAS are 90 per cent hand-made. And with every little detail, WAS takes a high-performance base vehicle and turns it into something special.

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WAS 300 - Rescue operation in Qatar

The WAS 500 ambulance based on a MAN TGE chassis presents all established standards of the WAS brand. It combines the perfect use of space with highest requirements to security and technology.

Rescue equipment and a carrying chair are both easily accessible from the outside storage compartment. In addition, a bag cupboard offers the possibility of removing two emergency cases or backpacks from outside of the vehicle. Ergonomics and safety are also considered in every detail of the interior.

The patient compartment offers optimal sanitary working conditions and sufficient space for a comfortable treatment of the patient. The lighting and the special warning system have also been designed energy-efficiently.

The new WAS Design warning system ensures greater safety thanks to improved visibility from the front and side. The optional assist systems Door Assist, Multi-Load Assist and Smart Check Mobile facilitate the daily work of the emergency service staff.

WAS 300 - Rescue operation in Qatar

The WAS 300 ambulance sets new standards regarding ergonomics, hygiene, patient handling and data connectivity. This vehicle is equipped with latest state of the art CAN-bus communication technology that covers RFID, Telemetry and green features like an Eco-Run engine control system that reduces idling hours of the base vehicle engine.

Continuous mobile data connectivity is guaranteed by standalone data transfer systems like 4G and KymetaTM satellite systems. By having a Ford Transit chassis, with a powerful petrol engine and a GVW of 4300kg, this compact ambulance defines the future for both, paramedics and patients, in the present.

This ambulance vehicle will be operating in Qatar. It is part of a major order placed by the government ambulance service in Qatar. The contract between Wietmarscher Ambulanz- und Sonderfahrzeug GmbH (WAS) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) on behalf of the Qatar Ministry of Health covers the production of a total of 221 vehicles. This is already the second major project to be implemented jointly.