OSHKOSH, WIS. (November 15, 2010) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, part of the Fire and Emergency segment of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today delivered 24 Oshkosh® Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles to the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan (PCAA) at a formal signing and acceptance ceremony in Karachi, Pakistan. The vehicles on hand included 16 Striker 1500s and eight Striker 3000s. In addition, it was announced that 19 more Striker vehicles have been ordered for delivery in 2011.
“We are elated that we are about to witness these vehicles placed into service with the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan at airports throughout the country in this critically important part of the world,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “Moreover, it is especially gratifying that we are now fulfilling a follow-up purchase for 19 more Strikers for the PCAA. That’s a testament to the Striker vehicle’s capabilities as well as to the entire Oshkosh Fire and Emergency segment.”
The Oshkosh Fire and Emergency segment provides emergency responders with expertise and insight from across its family of leading brands to offer the latest in advanced technologies, product development and customer support. Products include municipal and wildland fire trucks, command vehicles, airport snow removal vehicles, ambulances, mobile medical vehicles, broadcast vehicles and specialty vehicles.
“The Oshkosh Fire and Emergency Segment’s growth strategy involves matching innovative and reliable vehicles with outstanding service, training and a global support network,” added Tim Raupp, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president – Fire and Emergency. “The enhanced emergency response capabilities represented by these vehicles is an excellent example of what the Oshkosh Fire and Emergency segment is able to provide customers on a global level.”
The contract terms include on site operational and maintenance training, auxiliary equipment and spare parts. The Strikers will be stationed at civil airports throughout Pakistan, the largest of which is Jinnah International Airport in Karachi that handles six million passengers annually.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency Segment Known for safety, quality and leading edge technology, the Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment designs and manufactures a full line of fire apparatus, mobile medical, broadcast communications and homeland security vehicles. Brands under the F&E Segment include: Pierce®, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Medtec®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™ and SMIT™.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. The Oshkosh brands are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.