ProMIL Military Ambulance Solutions
Frestems is the leading military ambulance products manufacturer, specialized in stretcher loading systems design, development and manufacturing. The strong know-how in military ambulances has its roots in civilian ambulance markets, but the company has been providing products and services mostly for military customers already over 15 years. Frestems designs, engineers, and manufactures patient evacuation equipment and complete interior solutions to meet the most demanding requirements.
The functionality and life saving capability of any military ambulance or evacuation vehicle is largely dependent on the proper internal layout and carefully planned logistics of stretcher patients inside the vehicle. We strive to increase patient survivability by developing our products to offer the best ergonomics, logistics, safety and usability for the military users.
We use our domain special expertise and constant product development to offer the most innovative solutions.
Frestems ProMIL product offering consists of litter racks, stretcher fastening and transportation systems, stretcher loading systems, field stretchers and other ambulance modules. These military qualified products are used for equipping high quality military ambulances that meet even the toughest military requirements. Please see products for more information.
Customised Stretcher Systems
Demanding requirements, special vehicle chassis and space limitations often require a customized stretcher loading and transportation systems. Frestems is able to flexibly customize its products for the specific customer case in minimum time and cost compared to building a solution from the scratch. Our products as a starting point, we can deliver the optimum solution in fast and cost effective manner. We believe that 50-75% of cost and schedule benefits can be achieved. Ergonomics and usability is normally far better than with special inhouse built solutions that we have seen on market. Frestems carries out custom design and manufacturing on a project basis.
Customized stretcher fastening systems have been developed for numerous military vehicles, and deployed around the world.
Ambulance Vehicle Design
Frestems is in co-operation with the leading military vehicle manufacturers and land systems divisions in designing ambulance variants to a range of recognized system platforms.
Frestems provides best in class products and services that meet our customer’s needs and expectations. Customers play an essential role in our activities as they ultimately define our success. We strive to be the solution provider of choice.
In order to ensure that products and services provided to the customer comply with customer and product requirements and current legislation, are traceable, suitable for purpose and of high quality, we have built an integrated quality management system. The system meets the requirements of the international quality management standard ISO9001:2015.
The company’s executive management is responsible for and highly committed to implementation of the quality policy and ensuring continuous improvement in quality, environmental management and safety. Defined processes and capable employees create a stable foundation for all functions.
Frestems Health, Safety and Environmental Policy
Frestems supports safe, healthy, environmentally friendly and well managed work environment, where all employees understand the good practices and follow rules and practices agreed together. We believe that all injuries, environmental incidents and health hazards can be prevented.
Good HSE and environmental management practices are seen as a key to sustainable business. Compliance with applicable laws and regulations is only a minimum requirement. Health, safety and environmental policy are implemented through HSE management plan and environmental management plan with full support of the company management.
Frestems Counterfeit Mitigation Policy
Frestems Oy is committed to provide high quality products on which our customers may rely. In that endeavor, it is our policy to ensure that counterfeit parts are not used in the manufacture of Frestems products.
We purchase components directly from:
- Manufacturers authorized distributor
- Manufacturers approved agent/representative
- OEM bonded inventories
On occasion, hard-to-find or obsolete components may not be available from these primary sources. In these cases we purchase from sources which provide the least risk and verify the parts through quality testing or inspection. The performance of our approved suppliers is continuously monitored in accordance with ISO9001 standards.
Frestems Conflict Mineral Policy
The mining of certain materials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the adjoining countries partially contributes to significant human rights abuse and to the financing of violent conflicts in this region. In 2010 U.S. Congress passed legislation that is referred as “Dodd-Frank Act” (full name: “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act”), which require companies who file reports with the SEC to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals”. Conflict materials contain tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold.
Frestems does not file reports with the SEC and therefore has no legislative obligations to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act. At the same time, Frestems supports the ending of violence and human rights violations. Frestems does not use conflict minerals in production. We have undertaken due diligence with our suppliers that our purchases of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold originate from outside of the “Conflict Region” and will not purchase products that contain conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries. We expect our suppliers and workers to follow this policy.