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Braun's State-of-the-Art Ambulance Manufacturing Facility



On January 2, 2001, Braun Industries, Inc. relocated to Vision Industrial Park in Van Wert, Ohio. Here, we built a 76,000 square foot manufacturing and corporate office facility. Shortly after on November 10, 2002, a tornado tore through the facility requiring the replacement of the entire roof and 80% of the exterior walls.  The facility was repaired and in 2006 an additional 38,000 square feet of manufacturing space was added to enhance vehicle production capabilities.

Today, the Braun Industries headquarters located at 1170 Production Drive in Van Wert, Ohio includes an impressive 105,000 square feet. Home to Braun's quality line of ambulance models, each emergency vehicle that leaves ours doors is "Built for Life." 

In our facility, you will find the only best equipment used to design and build your ambulance.

  • SolidWorks 3D Modeling Software
  • CNC Komo Router
  • CNC Trumpf Punch Machine
  • Cincinnati Brake Press
  • Lincoln Aluminum Pulse Welders
  • 40,000 lb Clydesdale 4-Corner Carbon Steel Low Profile Floor Scale System
  • In-Ground Underbody Vehicle Inspection Bay
  • Spraybake Paint Booths

The Ambulance Build Process

The build process of a custom ambulance from Braun Industries is truly unique. We do everything in-house in our state-of-the-art facility and keep you engaged every step of the way. To learn about our build process in depth, please take the time to watch our slideshow to the right. It walks you through how we create a custom ambulance step by step and highlights the equipment we use.

If you have questions about our build process, please contact us. We'd be happy to speak with you!

A big part of manufacturing a quality product is the people you find behind the scenes. At Braun Industries, Inc., there are many employees that come together to make up the Braun family. We are truly a diverse group and value all our employees. Our skills include individuals who have personal experience as EMTs and firefighters, educational backgrounds ranging from Masters Degrees to Associate Degrees and knowledgeable engineers, certified welders, Braun Certified Technicians and Certified Operators. Together, we work hard to build high quality, custom handcrafted ambulances that are "Built for Life."

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Every emergency vehicle is custom designed in-house by our design engineer to meet your specifications.
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We use SolidWorks 3D Modeling Software to create a 3D CAD drawing of your ambulance.
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Once designed, your ambulance goes into production. We start creating the parts we will need for the module body and interior. The CNC Komo Router will cut parts from materials such as aluminum, brass, wood and plastic.
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The CNC Trumpf Punch Machine is used to make precision parts from aluminum and stainless steel for tight tolerance assemblies.
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Our Cincinnati Brake Press helps us form the parts for assembly.
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Through our integrated SolidBodyTM Construction, module parts are then welded together to maximize strength and safety. We do not use tape or adhesives in our SolidBodyTM Construction.
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The exterior of the module uses fully welded seams for a safer, stronger, better ambulance module.
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The finishing process of the ambulance module begins with a 10 stage process that includes acoustical foaming and preparation of the outside.
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The interior of the module is covered with a polyurethane coating for a high pressure, laminate free interior.
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The paint process includes utilizing our heated downdraft paint booths, and sanding and buffing the modules for a smoother, mirror-like finish.
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Once painted, our graphics engineer will design and install a custom graphics package that will make your ambulance stand out!
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All chassis prep functions are completed per OEM specifications to Ford QVM, International, Chevy, Spartan, GM and RAM requirements.
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The module is bolted to the cab with (28) 5/16" grade 5 bolts and nylock nuts evenly spaced along the sides and roof of the cab. The module body is securely fastened to the chassis frame rail with (10) 12mm Bolts with rubber insulating spacers.
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Custom built power distribution quarters are pre-built and fully tested prior to installation in an ambulance body.
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The MasterTech IVTM control system is programmed to control all electrical functions, system interlocks, load shedding and management with real-time diagnostic monitoring and feedback.
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The interior cabinets are added to the ambulance module. Custom interior wood or aluminum cabinets are designed and assembled for every customer order.
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Wiring is labeled within the ambulance module to include the gauge, circuit number and function description every 4" to match the as-built detailed electrical schematics. All harnesses are also sonic welded.
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Our quality assurance team then performs a road test and complete an 800 point inspection checklist to ensure the vehicle is completed to your specifications.
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Upon pickup of your ambulance, our pre-delivery inspection pit and "four corner" weight distribution inspection pit will allow you to inspect the underside of your finished ambulance.
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