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Ever since 1864, when firefighter Conrad Dietrich Magirus designed a turntable ladder to improve safety for himself and his colleagues in Ulm, Germany, the company that still bears his name strives to make the best equipment to tackle the biggest emergencies to the highest safety standards.
Today those vehicles include the turntable ladders that made the Magirus name famous as well as fire engines, rescue vehicles and airport fire engines, as well as components and special vehicles.
We have a unique relationship with firefighting services: many Magirus employees are trained firefighters, who know exactly what’s needed on the job.
From its four locations in Europe, Magirus is a partner to fire brigades in 150 countries and service partners around the world, offering the best support services wherever you are.
The Dragon for Air Rescue Fire Fighting
Articulated Arm Technology
Magirus Team Cab
Light, Medium and Larger Pumpers
Heavy Fire Engines
Industrial Fire Engines
Logistic Rescue Vehicles
M32 L AS
M32L AS NB
Portable Pump Fire 1000
Superdragon X8 LWB
Superdragon X8 SWB
Magirus SUPERDRAGON X8
Magirus. Serving Heroes. Since 1864.
Conrad Dietrich Magirus founds the company in Ulm, Germany, and starts to produce fire pumps.
The famous 2-wheel-sliding, model "Ulmer ladder" is launched.
The first self-driven steam fire pump is produced.
The first fully functional motorised turntable ladder vehicles are delivered.
Development of the first steel ladder set for turntable ladders.
Presentation of the world's highest turntable ladder with climbing height of 52m + 2m.
First turntable ladder with hydraulic drive is created.
Development of the first underground railway emergency vehicle.
Development of the first 8x8 aircrash vehicle.
Fiat becomes the majority shareholder of Magirus Deutz, a German bus, tuck and fire equipment manufacturer.
Magirus becomes part of the newly founded Iveco.
Presentation of the first computer-controlled turntable ladder
Introduction of AluFire - first aluminium composition for fire fighting vehicles worldwide.
The articulated turntable ladder is launched.
Presentation of world's first turntable ladder with telescopic articulated ladder arm.
Introduction of the new superstructure generation AluFire 3.
New innovative and patented single extension technology for articulated turntable ladders and new air cras tender SuperDragon x8 are launched.
Iveco’s activities are demerged from Fiat S.p.A and Iveco becomes part of Fiat Industrial, the demerged Capital Goods arm of Fiat Group.
Presentation of the highest articulated ladder with a working height of 42 m and the new air crash tender Dragon x6.
Celebrating excellence: Magirus celebrates its 150th anniversary and opens the new Excellence Center.
Magirus presents the M68L – the world’s highest turntable ladder. It reaches 68 meters (223 feet): that equates to a 20-storey building, 22 meters taller than the Statue of Liberty.
Italy’s fire departments honored as "International Firefighting Team of the Year 2016" at the Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award ceremony in Ulm (Germany).