For over 30 years building fire fighting vehicles of excellence, Jacinto attends to all the requests of its clients by customizing the vehicle to meet their needs, integrating the customer in the same project. Due to the materials most used, as stainless steel and aluminum, thus ensures grater durability and functionality of its products, always bearing in mind the constant improvement and simplification, always at the forefront of technology.
It is located in Esmoriz, 25 km south of Oporto, in Portugal, with 130 employees and it builds about 200 new vehicles a year for all over the world. At the moment the main markets are Europe, South America, North Africa, Middle East and Asia too.
In May, Jacinto launched its new Urban Vehicle, with a new design and able to fit to different cabins. The new fairings design by Jacinto, also have some LEDs that were developed by the company. The true structure is always there, but some new materials and some new ideas have made the vehicle with visual lines much more attractive and will improve its aerodynamics too. People can find more of it in Jacinto website and in a video that the company launched about the vehicle, which will show some more details about the innovations that this product contains.
This model is a MAN TGM 18.340 4×2, it has 4000L capacity (3700L water + 300L foam), and equipped with a pump of 3000l/min at 10 bar with foam inductor, Telescopic mast, a 10 Kva Electric Generator and an Hydraulic extrication group. Full equipped for the first Portuguese Fire Department of Póvoa de Santa Iria.
Jacinto has developed also a ARFF vehicle named Lusitano, with several features that comply all standards of NFPA; ICAO and ECR29. The named was inspired in the Portuguese horse Lusitano since it is fast, reliable and can be trusted. The cabin was designed totally by Jacinto and has the ability to fit in standard chassis of different brands, like the prototype was built over a MAN chassis, this will make the vehicle cheaper and easier to get maintenance. The prototype has only 2,5 meters width which can be driven in civil roads too and it was sold to Oman. Although the prototype has these features, Jacinto can provide different options to their clients, since a chassis 4×4, 6×6 or 8×8, and a tank capacity till 14ooo liters. The vehicle can be 2,5 or 3 meters width, depending on what the customer wants it, and it can be fully customized. Despite its height, the center of gravity is low due to the location of the tank.
Jacinto already sold vehicles to around 30 countries, and its continued growth can be seen in the improvement of quality of all vehicles that they produce. Jacinto is always trying to innovate and presenting new products to their customers, and they are preparing some big news to announce in 2020 that will change the paradigm of firefighting to the world.
For more information, go to www.jacinto-lda.com