Vehicle Engineering celebrates forty-five years of NAPFM

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

Babcock exhibits at NAPFM

Babcock exhibits at NAPFM
Stand 22

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 showcases its composite solutions at the NEC


MacNeillie is exhibiting its affordable lightweight composite solutions at the Advanced Engineering 2016 Show, which takes place from 2nd to 3rd November at the NEC. With over 700 exhibitors, the event provides the largest UK forum for advanced engineering professionals, bringing together OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers with all levels of the engineering supply chain. Come and see us on Stand M161.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, MacNeillie’s Composite team will be sharing its advancements and expanding range of products with visitors at the show. They will see first-hand how MacNeillie has developed its custom-design and manufacturing processes to deliver complex shapes and structures which would otherwise be extremely challenging and expensive with traditional alternative materials. Further, the team works in close collaboration with customers to ensure a full understanding of the product’s use and environment. This is built into the solution to ensure both robustness and longevity.

MacNeillie offers composites for a broad product range from specialist coach-built vehicle bodies, such as horseboxes, through to composite specialist bodies used for riot protection or public order vehicles. In addition to supplying composites for traditional coachwork, we supply specialist composite parts for sporting event vehicles and other specialist vehicles. These include track day bumper protection system, air ducts, bonnets and spoiler kits. Composite products can be provided as part of a MacNeillie conversion or as standalone product.

Part of Babcock International Group, MacNeillie is the UK’s leading specialist vehicle converter with a history spanning over 100 years. MacNeillie understands the challenging environment in which our customers operate, customising our vehicles to meet their exacting requirements – taking into account the level of protection, operational usage and terrain and environment.

Please click the link here if you would like to book ahead a meeting with our Composites team at the Composites Show.