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September 1, 2015 at 5:39 PM EDT
BRP’s Rotax Engines Returning to Rosenbauer Portable Fire Pumps


The first Rotax pre-series engine was delivered to Rosenbauer in March. © 2015 BRP

Gunskirchen, Austria, September 1, 2015 – BRP will once again provide Rotax engines for portable Rosenbauer fire pumps.  After a 19-year hiatus, the modified Rotax 600 ACE engines will be used for the new model of the Rosenbauer FOX S portable fire pump starting in November 2015.

The Rotax 2-cylinder, 4-stroke 600 ACE engine, developed initially for BRP's Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, was calibrated to be used under the severe conditions of fire brigade operations.

"The cooperation between both our companies has a long history. Rosenbauer's portable fire pumps were first equipped with Rotax engines in 1945," stated Dieter Siegel, CEO Rosenbauer International AG. "Due to its low weight, compact design and proven reliability, Rosenbauer chose Rotax engines for the new generation of our portable fire pumps."

"Rosenbauer is the world's largest provider of firefighting systems and is renown as the technology and innovation leader in its industry," said Thomas Uhr, vice-president BRP-Powertrain and General Manager BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG. "BRP's own focus on innovation has ensured that Rotax engines perform well under many varying environments, from snow to water and arid deserts. We are confident that the Rotax 600 ACE line is a good fit for the harsh requirements of firefighting operations."

About BRP-Powertrain
BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG, a subsidiary of BRP in Gunskirchen is a leader in the development and production of innovative 4- and 2-stroke high performance Rotax engines for BRP products such as Ski Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters as well for motorcycles, karts, ultra-light and light aircraft. In the last 50 years, the company has developed more than 350 engine models for recreational vehicles and produced over 7 million engines.

About Rosenbauer Group
Rosenbauer is an internationally active corporate group that is a dependable partner of the firefighting community all over the world. The company develops and produces vehicles, firefighting systems, fire & safety equipment and telematic solutions for professional, industrial and volunteer fire services, as well as installations for industrial fire protection. In more than 100 countries, Rosenbauer is the largest fire equipment provider in the world with revenues of € 785 million and around 3,000 employees.

About BRP
BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.5 billion from 107 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,600 people worldwide.

Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax, Can-Am, Spyder, ACE and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


For information:

About the company: :
Johanne Denault
Corporate Communications Manager
Tel.: +1.450.532.5173

About the product:
Alexandra Reisinger
Marketing & Communications
Rotax Propulsion Systems
Tel.: +43.7246.601.698

About Rosenbauer International:
Gerda Königstorfer
Corporate Communications / IR, Company Spokesperson
Tel.: +43 732.6794.568

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