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O&H appoints one of industry’s most experienced vehicle builders, in line with phase of growth

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Experienced emergency services vehicle builder, Rory Wilde, has joined Goole-based O&H Vehicle Technology as part of the firm’s expected wave of recruitment of production personnel, in line with the company’s current surge in growth.

Rory Wilde brings over 16 years of highly-skilled trade experience; the last 10 years of which were served with West Yorkshire-based fire truck manufacturer, Rosenbauer UK.

Commenting on his appointment, Rory said: “I’ve enjoyed ten years serving the emergency services, which has spurred me on to be as good as I can be, knowing that what I’m building is assisting genuine heroes in saving lives.

“Anyone who knows the emergency vehicle market knows that O&H is now the most exciting company in the industry since its re-structure, led by a person who I’ve served for the past ten years. Under Oliver North, I have no doubt that O&H will return to be the UK market leader in the ambulance market, as well as fulfilling some exciting projects with fire and police vehicles too – I want to be part of the success story, which is why I’m here.

“My first impression is that the skillset and experience on our shop floor is unrivalled in the industry. These guys have all the credentials to dominate the industry.”

O&H Vehicle Technology’s managing director, Oliver North, added: “I was delighted when Rory approached us to join the team – he is the most skilled and the most obsessed coachbuilder I’ve ever seen at work, which will prove essential as we strive for constant improvement in pursuit of perfection. I’m proud of our entire team of tradespeople at O&H and Rory’s acumen bolsters our capability hugely.

“Our NHS Trusts are currently saturated with ambulances which are imported from outside of the UK. As everyone is fully aware, to make Brexit work, we must manufacture more in the UK. To manufacture more, we must be better in quality than our international competitors who currently dominate our market. Key, quality appointments such as this will assist in making us stronger, whilst in parallel, we launch our next apprenticeship drive to educate the next generation of specialist vehicle builders.”