CAMIVA, an initialism for Constructeurs Associés de Matériels d'Incendie, Voirie et Aviation, (English for Constructors Association and Fire Equipment, Highways and Aviation) is a French company which specializes in equipment for fire and rescue founded in 1970, near Chambéry
Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V of Savoy made the city his seat of power.-Geography:Chambéry...

, in Saint-Alban-Leysse
Saint-Alban-Leysse is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.-External links:*...

 in the department of Savoie
Savoie is a French department located in the Rhône-Alpes region in the French Alps.Together with the Haute-Savoie, Savoie is one of the two departments of the historic region of Savoy that was annexed by France on June 14, 1860, following the signature of the Treaty of Turin on March 24, 1860...

, France.


CAMIVA took over the activities of the company Guinard Fire, then it is purchased by the automaker Berliet
Berliet was a French manufacturer of automobiles, buses, trucks and other utility vehicles, based in Vénissieux, outside of Lyon, France.-Early history:...

. In 1978, Camiva is included in the Renault Group
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 after the reunification of Berliet and Saviem
Saviem is a French manufacturer of trucks and buses and a part of the Renault group...

. In 1997, the group includes Camiva International FIAT
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Iveco, an acronym for Industrial Vehicle Corporation, originally an alliance of European commercial vehicle manufacturers such as Fiat , Unic and Magirus. Iveco is now an Italian truck, bus, and diesel engine manufacturer, based in Turin...

 and becomes a component of its subsidiary Iveco Magirus, a world specialist equipment to fight against the fire.


Turnover: 60 M € (in 1987 it is estimated at 156 million F)
The CAMIVA plant has a size of 55 000
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 and employs 220 people.


CAMIVA produces the following range of fire apparatus
Fire apparatus
A fire apparatus, fire engine, fire truck, or fire appliance is a vehicle designed to assist in fighting fires by transporting firefighters to the scene and providing them with access to the fire, along with water or other equipment...

 available on IVECO and Renault
Renault Trucks
Renault Trucks is a French truck manufacturer with its corporate headquarters at Saint-Priest near Lyon. Originally part of Renault, it has been owned by Volvo Group since 2001....

 truck chassis:
  • Forest fire fighting vehicles - 4x4 medium and large forest fire fighting vehicles, and large and forest fire fighting vehicle

  • Rural and urban vehicles - 4x2, 4x4, 6x4, and 6x6 water tender
    Water tender
    A water tender, also known as a tanker in some regions, is a specialized firefighting apparatus designed for transporting water from a water source to a fire scene...

    s, combined road rescue and fire fighting vehicle, small water tenders, small combined road rescue and fire fighting vehicles, First intervention vehicles, off road water tenders, and road rescue vehicles.

  • Turnable ladders and hydraulic platforms - 25 meter and 30 meter Turnable ladder with sequential movements, 25 meter and 30 meter Automatic turnable ladder with combined movements.

  • Industrial Fire vehicles - Large capacity foam tenders, General fire fighting vehicles, and Petrochemical refinery foam tenders.

  • Airport vehicles - Rapid intervention vehicles, and Type 60 and 90 Crash tenders.

  • Intervention vehicles - Tunnel fire fighting and rescue vehicles, tunnel rescue shuttles, crowd control vehicle, Hose layer unit, Rescue units, Transport units, Large extinguishing units, and Water and foam units.

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