World class rescuer.

The Unimog protects South Korean flora and fauna.

Two thirds of South Korea is covered by deciduous forests. In the south there are also forests of bamboo, a plant that is deeply rooted in the local culture. So it goes without saying that South Korea makes every effort to protect its native biodiversity. To this end, a Unimog U 5023 equipped as a tanker fire engine is used for fighting forest fires to protect the nation's flora and fauna. 

From basic to fully equipped.

Hwaseong-si is located in the South Korean province of Gyeonggi-do, south of the capital city of Seoul. It is home to the headquarters of bodybuilders F1Tech. They have been producing and supplying the domestic market with specialist Unimog fire service vehicles since 2019.

Daimler Truck provides F1Tech not only with the basic vehicles, but also with technical support. The latest delivery from Germany was a high-performance chassis for fighting forest fires based on a Unimog U 5023.

The 170 kW (231 hp) off-road vehicle is equipped with special features ex works, making it the ideal fire-fighting vehicle for extinguishing forest fires.

I am delighted that Unimog is supporting Korea in disaster relief.

Franziska Cusumano, CEO Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks


Everything under control.

The Unimog comes with all-wheel drive, differential lock and the TireControl plus tyre pressure control system, making it perfect for off-road use in rough, mountainous terrain. Its transmission can also be operated automatically or manually. This enables the driver to keep control of the Unimog even in the most difficult conditions.

“I am delighted that Unimog is supporting Korea in disaster relief”, says Franziska Cusumano, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks. “We will keep on delivering reliable products to our partners promptly and continue to foster our good relationship.” According to the CEO, the Korean partners will also be provided with comprehensive administrative support in the future.

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Always ready for action. And beyond the forest, too.

The extreme off-road Unimog also gives fire brigade crews the benefit of ex-works heat protection for all critical components and lines as well as innovative extinguishing technology on the roof and all-round surround lighting.

Added to this is the Unimog chassis' extreme torsional flexibility, achieved by equipping the engine, transmission and cab with special suspension systems. But the UHE is not only designed for use in the forest. It is also indispensable for penetrating crisis zones where overland routes have become inaccessible due to natural disasters, such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes.

Rescuers in extreme situations – Special Trucks in disaster relief

The Unimog can both save lives and transport work equipment for rescue purposes. What's more, its fording capability of up to 1.2 m lets it drive where other vehicles would get out of their depth. Not for nothing is this model used as a rescue vehicle all over the world.

We see great market potential
for the joint growth of both companies.

Antonio Randazzo, president, Daimler Truck Korea


Korea expects “a wide range of products”.

Antonio Randazzo, president of Daimler Truck Korea, is thrilled with the collaboration between Daimler Truck and F1Tech: “We are delighted to join forces with F1Tech to open up the fire engine market in Korea and see great market potential for the joint growth of both companies”.

Antonio Randazzo also announced that this cooperation between Germany and South Korea will extend to other areas, revealing that “a wide range of Daimler Truck products, including environmentally friendly electric vehicles, will be launched in Korea”. For better protection of flora and fauna.

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