In 2016 ORION – TECNOLOGIA & DESIGN opened a new futuristic plant in Via dei Gelsi in Calenzano, Florence. After twenty successful years, the management chose to look forwards and place itself at the forefront among the outfitters in Italy and Europe.
The Orion project, born twenty years ago, had the objective of creating a domestic leader in the production of ambulances. Today, the group can safely say that it has won this challenge, by opening a new bigger and futuristic plant that can hold a production line rather than the classic production isles. It is one of a kind in the whole of Europe for ambulances and emergency vehicles.
Orion has a new plant where about 50 employees work with devotion. They have a production area of almost 7,000 square metres at their disposal, of which 4,000 are covered. The areas have been engineered and designed with the zero impact philosophy. For this reason production standards are now the highest certified ones, the savings in terms of energy are guaranteed and the production capacity will increase and may be progressively integrated. The new building has an energy efficiency class of A+ and will produce electrical energy thanks to 80KW of solar panels, reducing not only waste, but also increasing the quality of the working environment through lighting controlled by home automation circuits and heating operating with renewable energy sources. Orion has always been very mindful of the health of its employees and clients, indeed all the office flooring is self-sanitizing with the innovative patented Pure-Health system.
Orion has chosen Tuscan expertise as its partners: builders, designers and materials all come from Orion’s operational area, respecting a tradition that in the Calenzano area is a distinguishing feature. This is why in 2017 Orion will celebrate twenty years of passion and work for the rescue services. Two decades in which technology and design have been merged to deliver ambulances and special-purpose vehicles that are perfect for Italian rescuers.
Offices in Italy
Class Allestimento Veicoli Srl is a young company that was founded in 2014, taken over by ORION in 2018, with the idea of creating and developing a line of ambulances, emergency response cars and disabled transport vehicles in the Veneto region.
The design philosophy of Class is based on three fundamental concepts: simplicity, reliability and quality. Its devotion to its work and its specialised craftsmanship allow the company to offer truly “tailor-made” products.
Its headquarters is in San Pietro Di Feletto (TV), a stone’s throw from the Prosecco hills. It has a production plant of 1,100 square metres which employs highly skilled workers, who understand and meet the customers’ needs.
Polaris is a leading company in Sardinia in the ambulance outfitting sector. Polaris serves as a benchmark in the health sector, characterised by its great ability to interact with and manage the wide-ranging needs of its customers. Collaborating with referenced technological partners means that Polaris vehicles employ cutting-edge technological solutions. Developing on the consolidated production standards inherited from ORION, the company is capable of creating customised vehicles satisfying any requirement. Prestigious authorities on the Sardinian healthcare scene have indeed already embraced the Polaris philosophy for its proven competence and professionalism.
Polaris is also very mindful of the needs of the disabled persons sector, for which it devises special fittings such as assisted acceleration, braking and clutch devices. The company also possesses the know-how and experience necessary for the mobility of quadriplegic persons.
The extensive experience gained over the years in outfitting ambulances and vehicles for disabled persons makes Polaris capable of satisfying a broad range of requests for special vehicles such as mobile offices, municipal vehicles, advanced emergency response vehicles and more.
On-Site has been providing its services as a technical workshop specialised in constructing and repairing medical and special-purpose vehicles for over 30 years. On-Site’s synergy with Orion and sharing its know-how have lead to it opening in the new plant in Borgo San Donato, Sabaudia (LT) a division totally dedicated to manufacturing and showcasing new and used ambulances and special-purpose vehicles. On-Site – of Stefano Ginnetti – also features a mobile workshop equipped with all the instrumentation and equipment necessary for any on-site repair throughout the Lazio region.
The Sommamed assistance centre, in the province of Caltanissetta, is the central plant for serving the needs of the health associations and health authorities in Sicily. Indeed, ORION has an extensive and integrated presence in Sicily, where it operates with its most up-to-date and innovative vehicles.