Over 150 years of history crafted into every vehicle

Located in the heart of England, the original company was founded in 1849 as a coach building business by the Carmichael family. Over the next 150 years the company changed ownership several times, supporting the agricultural sector and the WW2 effort before evolving towards manufacturing specialist fire fighting vehicles by producing the first machine for Worcester Fire Brigade in 1947. We sent our first vehicle export to the New Zealand Fire Services in 1952 and by 1962 we had manufactured our first Airfield Fire Fighting Vehicle.

Today we export to more than 80 countries, producing world-leading fire fighting vehicles for airport, local authority, industrial and fire service tenders. We also build custom specialist vehicles for the private, environmental and security sectors on a project basis.

With dedication and determination, CSS is committed to delivering the highest levels of build quality and the best after sales support in the industry. That is our difference.

The CSS brand is a guarantee of quality and value. A commitment to design performance, reliability and excellent service for the whole life of a product.


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