Binz (vehicles)

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Binz GmbH & Co. KG & BINZ Ambulance- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
Founded1936 (1936)[1]
FounderMichael Binz
Number of locations
ProductsSpecial vehicles for emergency services, fire trucks, police vehicles, civil protection authorities
22,07 Million (2007) [2]
Number of employees
84 (2007) [2]
Ambulance for fire-fighting services made by Binz

Binz GmbH & Co. KG is a coachbuilder and custom vehicle manufacturer. It manufacturers ambulances,[3] firetrucks, police cars and other emergency-service vehicles as well as modified military vehicles.[4] It also produces other custom vehicles such as vehicles for the handicapped,[5] limousines and hearses mainly on a Mercedes-Benz platform.[6][7] It was founded in 1936 as coachbuilder Binz Lorch & Co by Michael Binz in Lorch, Germany. In the 1950s they also produced the Binz scooter.[8] In 2012 the RMA Group acquired the assets of Binz Ilmenau to continue its operation as BINZ Ambulance- und Umwelttechnik GmbH.[9]


  1. ^ Der Wirtschaftsraum Ostwürttemberg, Oldenburg 1992, ISBN 3-88363-100-0
  2. ^ a b Elektronischer Bundesanzeiger, 3. November 2008, Jahresabschluss zum 31. Dezember 2007 (Electronic Federal Gazette, 3. November 2008, Financial statement 31. December 2007)
  3. ^ Jane's airport equipment Publisher Jane's Pub. Co., 1983 p.197 p.198 p.644
  4. ^ Jane's international defense review: IDR., Volume 38 p.8 Author Jane's Information Group Publisher Jane's Information Group, 2005
  5. ^ Medical device register, Volume 3 Authors Directory Systems, Inc, United States. Food and Drug Administration Publisher DSI, 2000 Original from the University of California ISBN 1-56363-349-3, ISBN 978-1-56363-349-2 p.578
  6. ^ Binz limousine
  7. ^ Binz hearse
  8. ^ Binz article by Gerry Frederics
  9. ^ Company announcement by RMA Group