Spotlight: Crestline ambulances stand up to the most demanding performance, durability and safety standards.
For 45 years, Crestline has been a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing.
Company Name: Crestline Coach Ltd.
Headquarters: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Signature Product: Ambulances
1. What was the inspiration behind starting your company?
Forty-five years ago, three Canadian entrepreneurs were keen on proving to the world that they could build a better ambulance by focusing on safety, innovation and durability. Crestline Coach Ltd. was officially established as a business in 1975, in a small prairie community (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada), and this is where Crestline’s manufacturing plant and head office remain today.
Facility and manufacturing plant tour is available virtually: http://crestlinecoach.com/company/virtual-tour.aspx
2. What is your signature product and how does it work?
The Crestline CCL 150 is Crestline’s U.S. signature product line. The ambulance is built to last with increased reliability, backed by an industry leading Lifetime Paint Warranty and Lifetime Structural Warranty, which in time contributes towards a lower cost of ownership. The ambulance features an all-aluminum extruded body complimented by all-aluminum cabinetry, offering 50.8 cu. ft. of exterior storage space. The ambulance interior, including all cabinetry, is coated with an antimicrobial agent known as CrestClean, which prevents and protects surfaces from growth of bacteria and destructive organisms. The ambulance design supports efficient workflow and ergonomics for EMS professionals and patients. Both EMS professionals and fleet operators will appreciate standardization amongst numerous systems within the ambulance because the familiar environment promotes ease of adoption and transition for a new product into an existing fleet.
Information on the product line is available at CCL150.com.
3. Why do you believe your products are essential to the EMS/Hospital community?
In today’s ambulance market, EMS and hospital providers are faced with too many considerations when purchasing a new fleet of ambulances. Safety of the crew, product durability and affordable pricing are often top priority for the average fleet, but when quality is unaffordable, EMS professionals are pressured to choose between these necessary elements, until now…
Crestline is providing a sigh of relief for many EMS professionals with its brand-new line of ambulances, the CCL 150. Loaded with standard features, and fully compliant with the latest safety standards, the CCL 150 provides the confidence required by EMS providers to keep crew and patients safe, all at an affordable purchase price.
4. What makes your company unique / What do your customers like best about you and your products?
In 2018, Crestline joined Demers Ambulances and Braun Industries, now the second largest ambulance manufacturing organization in North America, with more than 150 years of combined history in serving emergency response worldwide. All three companies have a rich history and focus on family values in customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.
While the three brands remain distinct with their own identities, facilities and employees, there is synergy in culture, and a commitment to continuous improvement and quality products. Product enhancements, value and customer service are key drivers for the partnership, and the trio continues to leverage their collective knowledge and resources for greater scale in innovation and growth.
Crestline brand customers particularly appreciate the durability and value of its products. The product line was developed by Crestline’s innovative team of engineers to serve as an industry workhorse. Loaded with standard features, and fully compliant with the latest safety standards, the CCL 150 U.S. product line provides the confidence required by EMS providers to keep crew and patients safe, all at an affordable purchase price.
5. What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder community?
Through ambulance design and manufacturing, it is rewarding to have the ability to make a meaningful difference for the users of our products, and the patients and customers they serve.
We are inspired knowing we can help make life better by building safe and reliable products for first responders and health care professionals, so they can focus on caring for our communities and ultimately, saving lives.
6. Do you support any charitable organizations within public safety?
Crestline is proud to have a long history of supporting the local, regional and national communities in which it operates. Crestline demonstrates ongoing commitment to its community through educational partnerships, supporting industry associations and special events, and through financial gifts for non-profits and community organizations.
An example of Crestline’s community spirit is the recent donation of a Crestline custom-built ambulance play structure to a local Children’s Hospital. Crestline employees selflessly donated their time and talents towards this community project in an effort to provide a little bit of happiness for sick children during their stay in the hospital. Full story here.
7. Is there any fun fact or trivia that you’d like to share with our users about you or your company?
Written by one of the original founders, Crestline’s story is chronicled in a historical ambulance book. The hard cover book highlights the evolution of Crestline and its ambulances from 1975 to 2004. Books are available to order online, or for guests who visit the facility. For more information contact us.