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This year’s Interschutz Fair (international leading trade fair for rescue services, fire prevention and disaster relief) was staged at the new fair grounds in Leipzig from 7 to 12 June 2010.


Well attended

On Monday already, the “Red Cock” crowed louder than ever to announce the start of the trade fair. The great number of visitors at this year’s fair astounded both trade fair management and the numerous exhibitors who turned up at the fair armed with innovative concepts. And even the exceptionally hot summer days could not deter the close on 125 000 visitors over the full duration of the fair.


High global presence

In excess of 1 350 exhibitors from 46 nations exhibited their products in the fields of rescue service, fire protection, disaster relief and safety, occupying an area of approx. 90 000 m2. And EMPL, exhibiting 7 special vehicles on a 600 m2 exhibition area, was also elated about the high number of foreign visitors (53 countries), the presence of many decision makers, the technically informed public and the interested representatives of the press.


EMPL’s interesting stall

Also the EMPL stall attracted a large number of visitors again this year. Under the motto “Discover the difference”, the inquisitive technically savvy public inspected EMPL novelties over a Tyrolean snack. EMPL displayed 7 special vehicles built to customer requirements and specifications, specially designed for fighting of wildfires, tunnel- and forest fires and technical support; the vehicles aroused great interest with the visitors. Our special thanks at this point to all guests, friends, partners and customers for the interesting exchange of experiences and the stimulating discussions.


High profile visitors

Numerous local and overseas delegations pay EMPL a visit. Apart from a 180-strong group of comrades from the Tyrol Regional Fire Brigade Federation and a travelling group of readers from Lower Austria, organised by an Austrian fire brigade magazine, Managing Director Herbert Empl was also particularly pleased about the visit by Mr. Holger Hövelmann, Minister of the Interior for Sachsen-Anhalt. Promising and fascinating discussions were held in the VIP lounge over a typical Tyrolean “Brettljause” (snack).


A visit to the EMPL factory in Germany

Many interested parties made use of the shuttle service offered, to visit EMPL’s German production facilities. This plant is located in Elster, approx. 80 km from Leipzig (Sachsen-Anhalt).


Prior photo-shooting at Porsche Leipzig

The photo-shooting event, specially organised for the press at the Porsche premises in Leipzig 3 days prior to the fair, was well received. Numerous press representatives were present, taking pictures of the EMPL exhibition vehicles in all their detail.



Interschutz Leipzig – a highly successful trade fair and confirmation that EMPL is on the right track with its focus on "manufacturing of top quality customised, innovative fire engines”. A special thanks at this point to all our customers, partners, friends and the press for the confidence they have in us and the longstanding, productive cooperation.


EMPL: The specialist for customised fire engines exhibited something remarkable in Leipzig!