Falck wins two ambulance contracts in Germany

Falck has won its first two contracts for ambulance services in Germany within a period of only one week.
As from 1 August, two ambulances with the red falcon logo will be available to serve sick or injured people in the city of Herten in North Rhine-Westphalia. The contract runs for ten years. In addition, the Spree-Neisse region of Brandenburg in eastern Germany has awarded Falck a contract for 13 ambulances and three doctors' emergency cars, effective from 1 January 2013. The term is for five years, and there is a five-year extension option.
Bo Eklund, Senior Vice President is pleased that Falck has now successfully won ambulance contracts in Germany.
​“We are very proud that the city of Herten and the Spree-Neisse region have entrusted us with this important task, and we look forward to providing the best possible ambulance services to those German communities in close cooperation with the German authorities” Bo Eklund said.
The contracts were won after a judgment given by the EU Court of Justice in 2010 imposed a duty on a number of German Länder to invite tenders for ambulance services.
“Germany is a conventional market, and not all of the 16 Länder are prepared for change. However, little by little we are beginning to see the effects of the EU decision, and we therefore expect an increased number of tender rounds in the years to come”, Bo Eklund said.
Last year, Falck acquired German ambulance company Krankentransport Herzig, which operates in Hamm in North Rhine-Westphalia, and took over just under 100 employees, more than 20 vehicles and a dispatch control centre with up to 14 patient transport vehicles at its disposal.


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