New appearance, new products, new technologies
Munk Rettungstechnik presents access technology and transport logistics at Interschutz with multimedia show
Concentrated know-how, a whole range of innovations and a top-class 3D experience: all this awaits visitors to Interschutz 2022 at the Munk Rettungstechnik booth (booth J02 in hall 26). The technology and innovation leader for access equipment and mobile container solutions for fire, rescue and disaster relief operations will be presenting itself in Hanover with a new brand identity as a strong partner for fire brigades and aid organisations.
"Interschutz is the event par excellence for the fire-fighting and rescue sector. The last edition was held seven years ago. A lot has happened in this period. I am all the more pleased that we can finally present our highlights live again and introduce ourselves to the trade public with the new brand identity as Munk Rettungstechnik," says Ferdinand Munk, owner and managing director of the Munk Group (Günzburg). In 2021, Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH set the course for a future of strong growth and gave itself a new brand structure under the umbrella of the Munk Group: Munk Rettungstechnik is the business unit that represents the product range of multi-functional ladders, plug-in ladders and extension ladders, rescue platforms, toolboxes and mobile containers as well as the complete equipment house at its new company location in neighbouring Leipheim.
3D show to experience
The Interschutz presentation of Munk Rettungstechnik has it all: the rescue equipment experts present new products and also use completely new technologies for this purpose, such as a sensational audio-visual projection show that brings the wide range of roll containers to life in operation scenarios that can be experienced up close. "You've never experienced roller containers like this at a trade fair before. Visitors can really look forward to a spectacle," promises Ferdinand Munk "great cinema" at the Munk Rettungstechnik booth. Another highlight: VR goggles will allow visitors to experience other new products in a realistic virtual environment and beam themselves into various deployment scenarios.
Munk Rettungstechnik will not only be presenting all the new products and its classics from the product range live on site and virtually, but also in the new Rescue Equipment Guide No. 9, which will be reissued for Interschutz 2022. It will also be more digital than ever before. In addition to the print version, a new, highly functional digital version will also be available in time for Interschutz: Users will then be able to browse and navigate directly online in the digital guidebook at www.steigtechnik.de/katalog.
For Ferdinand Munk and his team, the focus is always on direct communication with the emergency services, not only at the trade fair stand in Hanover. "Our rescue equipment experts are constantly in close exchange with fire brigades and aid organisations. This means we are close to the action. We immediately incorporate these practical requirements into the development of our products. We always develop our new products together with experienced experts from the fire and rescue services," says Ferdinand Munk and points to a current example. Because rescuing people on sloping terrain was difficult during the S-Bahn accident in Munich in mid-February, the rescue technology specialists at Munk Rettungstechnik developed an evacuation staircase with a flexible angle of attack as a supplementary part for the Munk rescue and work platform within just a few weeks "The following applies to the rescue forces: They must not lose any time in an emergency. This is also our claim when implementing ideas that can save lives," says Munk, who immediately had the stairs included in the standard range.
Always the right mobile container
For the quick and efficient transport of equipment and supplies to the site of operation, Munk Rettungstechnik offers a wide range of mobile containers that can be used for all purposes and requirements. It doesn't matter whether it's respiratory protection, hoses, foam agents or even power-lighting equipment. In addition to the wide standard range, there is also a wide range of pre-configured close-to-production solutions. These are the stars of the 3D projection show and can, of course, also be tried out directly on site at the exhibition booth.
Munk Rettungstechnik is also a valuable partner for rescue forces and aid organisations before and after operations - especially with the right equipment for the modern equipping of equipment houses, such as ladder test rigs for the regular load tests. Insights into the wide range of equipment for appliance rooms are also available in Hanover.
Quality that saves lives
At the Interschutz stand of Munk Rettungstechnik, the heart of every fire brigade equipment is of course also represented: With the different fire brigade ladders according to DIN EN 1147 or ÖNORM F 4047, the rescue and work platforms as well as the wide range of fire brigade boxes, the emergency services are optimally equipped for emergencies. "In every operation, the quality of the equipment can bring the decisive advantage - both for the emergency services and for the people to be rescued. Not a single life should be put in danger because of inadequate equipment of the rescue forces. That's why we manufacture premium-quality rescue technology solutions for the highest level of safety," says Ferdinand Munk.
As is customary at Munk Rettungstechnik, the experts also provide information on all regulations and the comprehensive training programme in a separate standards and training corner.
About the MUNK Group
With its business units MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik, MUNK Rettungstechnik, MUNK Profiltechnik and MUNK Service, the MUNK Group is one of the leading suppliers of access solutions and rescue equipment and corresponding service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access solutions, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family. With the reorganisation under the umbrella of the MUNK Group, the former Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH has given itself an even more clearly differentiated company structure to ensure its future and is making it clear with its name that the company will remain in family hands. Under the motto: One family. One name. One mission.
In the MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik business unit for access solutions, the MUNK Group carries over 2,500 products in its standard range, from ladders for commercial, public and private use to mobile scaffolding, platforms, stairs and bridging steps to custom-made special constructions. These include, for example, work and maintenance platforms, docking systems, walkways and assembly platforms, which, in the era of digitalisation, can also be automatically adapted to the respective environment using the latest control technology.
In the MUNK Rettungstechnik business unit for rescue equipment, the company offers access solutions and transport logistics for fire, rescue and disaster relief operations. These include, for example, multi-functional ladders, scaling and push-up extension ladders, rescue platforms, toolboxes, station equipment and a wide range of mobile containers. In the MUNK Service business unit, the MUNK Group bundles the areas of installation, testing, repair and maintenance of access solutions and rescue equipment, as well as seminars.
The youngest business division, MUNK Profiltechnik, offers high-quality technology for individual and professional configurations with a functional and sophisticated profile system.
The MUNK Group is always drawing attention to itself with new ideas that offer customers real added value in practice. It has already received several awards for its innovations, its economic development, its responsible and sustainable actions and as a family-friendly employer – most recently from the Oskar Patzelt Foundation as one of the three most impressive companies in the German SME sector. The company is also one of the top 100 innovators in the SME sector in 2021.
The MUNK Group manufactures exclusively in its home region of Günzburg. It was also the first provider ever to be audited by TÜV Nord in 2010 with the certified proof of origin “Made in Germany” and grants a guarantee of 15 years on all standard made in Germany products. The MUNK Group employs around 400 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and Leipheim and is currently investing around 20 million euros in its sites.