Africa Aerospace & Defense 2014

Extinguish the fire [AAD143]

18 September 2014

How many young boys and girls dream of being a firefighter, racing down the street on a gleaming fire engine?

Pretoria-based Marcé (Hangar 3, Outside N2) lives this dream, building state-of-the-art fire engines and firefighting equipment in its 8,400m2 factory almost adjacent to Waterkloof air base.

The company, established in 1990, today offers a one-stop turnkey solution to enable a client to walk into a completely equipped fire station and start operating. With branches in Africa and abroad, Marcé supplies vehicles that meet ICAO and NFPA 414 standards. “We manufacture 98 per cent of our firefighting vehicles locally in South Africa, with our designers ensuring that every vehicle leaving the plant is customised to suit our clients’ needs,” said sales and marketing manager, Jaco van der Merwe. On display is the Rhino 6x6, with equipment that would make any emergency service green with envy.

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