E-One is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of fire rescue vehicles with more than 23,000 vehicles in operation around the world. Headquartered in Ocala, Florida, E-ONE is the industry leader in product innovations, new technologies and exceeding customer expectations.
E-One manufactures custom and commercial pumpers and tankers, aerial ladders and platforms, rescues of all sizes, quick attack units, industrial trucks, and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles to meet the needs of fire departments, rescue/EMS squads, airports and Homeland Security agencies.
Just as important as the full product line is the fact that E-One engineers and builds the complete vehicle - chassis, cab, body, tank and aerial device. And because E-One is a single source manufacturer, the customer's after sale needs are satisfied with just one call to their dealer or E-One for parts, service, warranty, training and manuals.
Established in 1974, E-One has grown to become an industry leader in just a few decades, and today employs more than 1,300 people in five plants totaling more than 420,000 square feet. Innovation has been the company's driving force and continues to be the impetus behind its pursuit of new technologies. The result is state-of-the-art fire rescue vehicles recognized for superior firefighting and rescue capabilities.
E-One, a Division of Federal Signal Corporation.
E-One is the largest division of Federal Signal Corporation, one of the strongest performers of its size on Wall Street. Federal Signal divisions include such well-known companies as Elgin Sweeper, a manufacturer of street sweepers, and Federal Signal Products, a manufacturer of emergency lights and sirens.
In 1995, Federal Signal announced the acquisition of the Bronto Skylift. Headquartered in Finland, it is the world's leading manufacturer of access platforms used mainly in the fire industry.
Federal Signal Corporation also acquired Saulsbury Fire Rescue in 1998. Located in Preble, New York, Saulsbury is a leading manufacturer of stainless steel bodies, heavy-duty rescues, and rear mount pumpers.
This secure financial backing of Federal Signal serves as a foundation for E-One's growth and guarantees the resources needed to build custom vehicles using the latest technologies. Examples are advanced computer technologies, including a state-of-the-art CAD/CAM engineering system, such as Pro/ENGINEER, precise robotic welding and CNC punch machines.
E-One pioneered the use of aluminum in fire rescue vehicles and continues to lead the industry today with innovative uses of this material. Aluminum is used for several important reasons:
Aluminum is resistant to corrosion and will not rust like steel, resulting in a longer field life than trucks made of steel, translating to considerably lower maintenance costs.
Aluminum is lighter than steel, which means less wear and tear on the engine, transmission, brakes and tires, contributing to an extended vehicle life and reduced maintenance costs.
Less weight means more payload (equipment and water) capacity.
Our all-aluminum aerials' natural finish never needs painting, saving thousands of dollars in repaints over the life of the aerial.
E-One uses aluminum exclusively in both the body plate and extrusions. Extrusions are made by heating aluminum and pushing it through a die to give it shape. After cooling, the finished extrusion is just as strong on a corner as it is on a flat surface. Slots in the extrusion allow the body's aluminum outer skin to slide into place, creating a durable tongue-and-groove assembly, which is then welded into place. This interlocking of extrusions and body plates makes for an extremely strong, yet lightweight, cab and body.
E-One's modular construction makes it easy to repair a body if it is damaged in an accident. In addition, it is possible to re-chassis for an extended service life when a commercial chassis needs to be replaced. In the end, the extended field life of E-One's aluminum cabs and bodies results in higher resale or trade-in value, and increases vehicle lifecycle.
E-One's Recycle Center.
Vehicle recycling is available at E-One's full service Recycle Center. The unique Glider Program recycles the engine, transmission, pump and, in some cases, the rear axle, providing a savings of $50,000 to $70,000. Utilizing these components, the end result is a brand new truck complete with a new vehicle title, which ultimately could lower a community's ISO rating and reduce insurance costs to its citizens. Gliders can be completed in as little as 120 days to minimize out-of-service time.
E-One's Recycle Center is dedicated to rebuilding apparatus, extending apparatus service life and lowering insurance costs. One-stop service in a modern facility handles all apparatus needs, everything from the front bumper to the taillights.
The Leading Dealer Organization.
Truck specification begins with an E-One dealer. E-One has the industry's leading dealer organization to provide outstanding service before and after the sale. E-One dealers boast factory-trained mechanics, full-service maintenance shops, mobile service capabilities and frequently have first-hand experience as firefighters and/or paramedics. With approximately 100 dealers worldwide, E-One ensures support after the sale by a local dealer, an independent businessperson from the community with the experience to keep vehicles in service for years to come.
E-One dealers are supported by a Customer Support Group, which includes a computerized parts warehouse that can ship E-One parts worldwide within 72-hours. This skilled group provides a single-point contact for all service needs, warranty and parts requirements, and is ready to provide technical assistance. Since E-One builds the complete apparatus, most parts are in stock and ready to ship
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