Orion is a ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and SA8000 certified organisation specialising in outfitting special emergency vehicles and vehicles for the social/health sector. The current production plant covers an area of about 3,000 sqm.
From the outset, we wanted to develop solutions based on the ideas and needs of our Customers. We design projects, experiment with technical solutions, offer a widespread commercial service throughout the national territory and are present in all regions with specialised technical assistance centres.
Orion is synonymous with quality over time and constant research aimed at improving the safety and ease of use of its outfittings.
Ambulances are transport vehicles used in difficult driving conditions and are at the same time a work environment. This is why we seek technical solutions to maintain high performance in terms of functionality and ergonomics , ensuring prevention and protection criteria that are always higher
for the protection of operators and patients.
Innovating with the intersection of ideas, promoting the comparison between sector operators and many different professions is undoubtedly the best way to generate revolutionary ideas: ideas that redefine the safety of the people aboard our emergency service vehicles.
Orion was created in 1997 with the ambitious intention of joining the Emergency Medical Vehicles market, which already had many suppliers, and quickly became one of the Leading National Companies.
The ground breaking idea behind the design of the first ambulance was that of offering a safe and highly personalised vehicle without resorting to the use of metallic profiles. After two years of research, testing and prototyping, the first fully modular fibreglass Ambulance was created. Inspired by the famous game, we decided to call it "Domino System" as, by following a few simple rules, complex forms can be created.
Orion immediately wished to stand apart from the rest; Domino had to be recognisable at a glance by all sector operators. Orion then designed and built the first rear spoiler with upside down flashing lights, which at a glance is the detail that catches the attention of the sector operators. Then in 1999, when we opened our Calenzano base, the phrase "the ambulance with the updside down flashing lights" was to enter into common parlance, with the unmistakable Domino being immediately noticeable.
Domino surpassed the expectations of many customers, who for many years have invested their trust in Orion. The superb quality of the components, strict tests of production processes and the high level of customisation enable the expectations of even the most rigorous customers to be met.
Today Orion outfittings are available on the majority of vehicles of the best car manufacturers available on the European market.