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The Ambulance Manufacturing Industry in North America

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Size, segmentation, trends, growth, channels, competitive shares and industry structure underlying the manufacture of ambulances in North America


Ambulances are the predominant way that people with severe injuries or other life-threatening conditions are transported from their homes or the scenes of accidents to hospitals. They are also used to transport patients between health-care facilities. These units can be built with basic life support (BLS) or advanced live support (ALS) capabilities. They are sturdily built vehicles to withstand aggressive driving, and have an average life span of 5 to 10 years.

The three types of ambulances analyzed in this report are:
  • Type I ambulances
  • Type II ambulances

  • Type III ambulances
A Type I ambulance has a modular patient compartment mounted on a light- or medium-duty cab (truck) chassis. The cab and patient compartment are separate spaces, connected only by a sliding window or a small "crawl-through" opening. A Type II ambulance is built into a light-duty van body with a raised roof; the cab and body are fully interconnected but there is limited interior space. The Type III ambulance is built on a cutaway van chassis, with a transferable modular body; this type of ambulance has the walk-through accessibility of a Type II model but has a larger interior and greater storage capacity. A key characteristic of this industry is the high degree of customization; manufacturers offer products with numerous chassis and component options.

The manufacture of ambulances is a slightly fragmented business, with 24 identifiable players spread across the U.S. and Canada. Most manufacturers have products in each of the three categories, although some companies focus a single product, like Leader Industries with their Type II ambulances. The majority of these companies have only one manufacturing facility. Most distribute their products on a nationwide basis, although a few companies focus on regional sales.

This report is a attempt to cohesively research, analyze and put into a structured format, “who is who” in the business of ambulance manufacturing on a continental basis.

The report provides a competitive and market analysis of the size and segmentation underlying the manufacture of ambulances. Additionally the report seeks to analyze product range differentiators, trends impacting the industry, and future outlook, including key technological innovations. Furthermore, the number of units produced as Type I, Type II or Type III ambulances have been broken out.

These and other aspects of this analysis are highlighted in this pioneering report by ("SVN"). The report can be put to immediate use for global M&A identification, market size quantification, sales planning, country/region strategizing, competitive share analysis, and potential alliances through licensing or technology transfer agreements.

Ambulance Manufacturers Profiled in This Report

American Emergency Vehicles (AEV)
Braun Industries, Inc.
Braun Northwest - Northstar, Inc.
Crestline Coach Ltd.
CRS Emergency Vehicles
Demers Ambulances
Excellance, Inc.
Foster Rescue Products
Frazer, Inc.
Horton Emergency Vehicles
Leader Industries
Les Plastiques Flexibulb Inc.
Life Line Emergency Vehicles, Inc.

Malley Industries, Inc.
Marque, Inc.
McCoy Miller, LLC
Medix Specialty Vehicles, Inc.
Medtec Ambulance Corporation
Miller Coach Company, Inc.
Osage Industries, Inc.
PL Custom Emergency Vehicles
Road Rescue, Inc.
Taylor Made Ambulances
Tri-Star Industries Ltd.
Wheeled Coach Industries

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