2018 proves to be yet another successful year for Babcock at the 45th NAPFM Conference, enjoying record footfall on our stand. The Vehicle Engineering presence at NAPFM has been a continuous fixture in the exhibition and show calendar for many years and was once again situated on Stand 39 in Hall 1 of The Emergency Fleet Exhibition, displaying a sample of the blue light and emergency services vehicles converted at our state of the art facility in the industrial heart of the West Midlands.
Phil Peel, Business Development Manager at Babcock, praised the event, describing Babcock’s outlook; “We see the NAPFM Conference and The Emergency Fleet Exhibition as the cornerstone of our presence in the blue light industry, allowing us to continue to develop our long standing relationships with Fleet Managers across the country. This year’s exhibition has built on the success of previous year’s events, and it’s been great to welcome customers old and new onto the stand to see our products.”
Babcock exhibited vehicles from four UK forces and government agencies which have been converted to perform a variety of tasks, demonstrating the importance of how well designed emergency services vehicles can support a wide range of policing roles, while improving officer productivity and increasing public safety. Also on show was one of our armoured vehicles, which continue to prove popular with Counter Terror groups and Armed Response teams across a number of forces.
We would like to thank all those who joined us on the stand, and especially our customers for the kind loan of their vehicles for display;
- BMW 530d Driving School Car – South Wales Police
- Mitsubishi Shogun SWB Search and Rescue vehicle – HM Coastguard
- Mercedes Sprinter MWB Protected Support Unit – Surrey & Sussex Police
- BMW i3 Patrol Car – Metropolitan Police Service
- Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Armoured Vehicle – Babcock Vehicle Engineering
The Vehicle Engineering sales team choose Eurosatory 2018, one of Europe’s largest defence and security expositions, to launch their latest VPAM compliant vehicle; the Toyota Land Cruiser 150 Prado.
Marc Emery, Business Development Manager, described the benefits of adding another compliant tested armour solution to the Babcock range; “When we came to develop our latest armour solution Prado immediately stood out as the ideal candidate to complement our existing Land Cruiser 200, 78, 76 and Hilux models. Prado offers significant advantageous to our European customers from a cost, size, profile and supportability point of view, and our market-leading compliant solution mitigates risk to life in fragile environments.”
With several vehicles already sold and a further batch of vehicles in build for August completion Prado is proving to be a hit for FY18/19.
Babcock exhibits at NAPFM
Formerly MacNeillie, Babcock’s vehicle engineering business is looking forward to welcoming customers and suppliers to its stand at NAPFM, which takes place from June 6th to 7th at The International Centre in Telford. The combined National Association of Police Fleet Managers’ (NAPFM) Conference and the Emergency Fleet Exhibition Conference forms one of the largest emergency service fleet events in Europe.
We will be showcasing a range of specialist vehicle conversions as well as our sector-leading integration of technical and complex electronic and communication systems capabilities at the event.
As the UK’s leading specialist vehicle converter, we offer one of the largest and comprehensive choices within the emergency services sector.
Our solutions include both overt and covert customer based products, with options ranging from simple vehicle communications installation, high performing composites to complex command and control systems. In a changing world, you can be reassured that we’ll be here to deliver and support your requirements – when and where you need it.
Find us on Stand 22 in Hall 1. For more details on our capabilities go to our product pages on Fire, Police, Ambulance and Armoured.
MacNeillie would like to thank all those that visited our stand at DVD. We very much enjoyed welcoming both familiar and new faces as well as updating the sector on our latest developments.
Our market leading armoured products attracted much attention including the Iveco Daily Minibus with VR7 protection level, floor blast protection, 14-seat capacity and other key features such as an emergency escape hatch. Our market leading armoured Toyota Land Cruiser also much generated interest with its BR6 protection level, DM31 mine protection level and is PAS300 certified.
This is the first DVD event since MacNeillie became part of Babcock International Group, and it proved a great opportunity to meet colleagues across the Defence business and to share the innovation and best practice, within our areas, for the benefits of our customers.
In its 16th year, DVD showcases the equipment and technology that can support a British Army and is a key event for all involved in UK Land Forces equipment and support.