RMA Automotive delivers 250 custom built Ambulances to Sri Lanka
January 18th, 2019 Colombo – Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health received a highly anticipated consignment of 250 custom built Ford Transit Ambulances at a stately hand over ceremony arranged by Future Automobiles subsidiary of Softlogic holdings PLC, the official Ford dealer in Sri Lanka.Â Future Automobiles and long standing partner RMA Automotive were wholly responsible for the purchase, modification and distribution of these brand new ambulances.
Working from its purpose built facility in Turkey, near the Ford Transit manufacturing plant, RMA Automotive achieved an extraordinary feat by modifying all 250 ambulances in only three months between October and December 2018. RMA also handled the logistics of shipping the ambulances to Sri Lanka where they arrived between December and early January.
The ambulances were then delivered Â to Â Future Automobiles, who facilitated the official handover to Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health.
Peter Lawson Global Manufacturing & Quality Director Modification & Manufacturing and Burak Demirtas Group Country Manager Turkey & Kazakhstan led Â the project, which was delayed by several months until Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health gave RMA Â Automotive the final go ahead Â to proceed. On top of this, the team in Turkey Â had to overcame obstacles Â such as a shortage of floor space to accommodate the sheer volume of vehicles.
â€œWe ended up renting additional floor space at a nearby factory Â and also outsourced additional technicians to meet the demand in productionâ€, explains Demirtas. â€œStaff worked overtime and on weekends to forge ahead and get the job done on time Â with output running at five vehicles a day.â€
Gihan Vitharana, Director Sales at Future Automobiles added, â€œI am delighted that RMA completed the job on schedule and without sacrificing any of their high quality standards. People’s lives deÂ pend on these ambulances.â€
These extremely well equipped Â Ford Transit Ambulances will be distributed to 132 hospitals across Sri Lanka.
Future Automobiles (Pvt) Limited, a member of Softlogic Group has represented Ford Motor Company in Sri Lanka since 2010. Future Automobiles recently launched the state-of-the-art 3S Ford Showroom in line with the Ford global standards. Future Automobiles was awarded the prestigious ‘Ford Golden Shovel Award’ in recognition of providing leading facilities in support of long term customer satisfaction and owner loyalty by Ford Motor Company.
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RMA Automotive is a world-class producer of special vehicles used for humanitarian aid, emergency response, industrial and security situations. As a distributor of leading brands including Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda and others, it provides extensive retail sales, parts distribution and aftersales service networks. RMA is a distinguished fleet solutions provider to Aid & Development missions and security forces globally. It also provides knockdown, reassembly and other production solutions for automotive products, heavy machinery and other equipment.