In order to free victims from vehicles, the fire service uses rescue equipment connected to hydraulic pumps. Holmatro is a global specialist in the development, production and sale of innovative and high quality rescue equipment. Together we have developed a new line of modular pumps that fits with Holmatro’s existing brand identity.
Big range, few parts
Holmatro’s existing product line comprises dozens of products. The move to a modular structure has significantly reduced the number of different designs and the components necessary.
The big challenge for us was defining the number and the main shape of the frames so that they efficiently accommodate the widest possible range of engine applications, terminal blocks and hydraulic pumps.
We designed a recognisable family of three unique, iconic frames that protect the technical parts from bumps and drops. With impact resistant and lightweight plastic extrusion-blown oil and fuel tanks. Ergonomic design, overmolded plastic handles. And characteristic feet under the frames; with both an aesthetic and a vibration-damping function.
Ease of use
Among other things, we improved the portability by fitting the robust framers with various gripping options. The heavy pumps can be carried comfortably by either one or two firefighters. The pumps are easily operated from one side, so that there is the option for them to stay in the fire engine during use.
Spark and Holmatro received a GIO award for the modular pump line.