Features & Interviews

Five minutes with… David Payne, Technical Sales & Business Development Director, Fischer Panda UK

06 April 2023 #Features & Interviews

Describe the products Fischer Panda UK offers to the commercial vehicle sector?

Innovative diesel, hybrid and zero emission onboard power, heating, cooling and climate control packages for custom, specialist and serial build vehicle conversion and coachbuilders. We offer compact and reliable system solutions to ‘future proof’ the transition to zero emission mobile payload power requirements.

Can you tell us more about the compatibility of HVO truck fuels with your generators?

We are pleased to advise that all Fischer Panda mobile generator sets can run on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), thus allowing many of our customers that are currently unable to support their full onboard power requirements with zero emission solutions to at least harness the immediate reduction in CO2 and environmental benefits, whilst we work with them towards a more sustainable future power solution.

How are the partnerships with Autoclima and Mastervolt progressing?

The perfect partners for us include Mastervolt, providing the industry’s best, lightest and most compact AC and DC power converters, matched to their scalable and well proven ‘MLI Ultra’ safe power packs. This enables Fischer Panda UK to provide systemised solutions for the new demand in electrical on board heating, cooling and refrigeration from Autoclima.

Working with these European leaders to offer high output pre-engineered solutions to specialist body builders for the rapid transition to hybrid and full zero emission LCVs, RVs and specialist larger CVs means that we can meet these demands.

What will you have on your stand at the CV Show?

Fischer Panda UK will again be making a statement with a large welcoming stand. In addition to comprehensive product and system displays, there will be the opportunity for customers to challenge our technical specialist team with their power problems. We will also have two very different vehicles on display showing practical examples of LCV conversions fitted with Fischer Panda UK hybrid power systems.

There will also be a truly ‘go anywhere’ 4×4 emergency response command and control vehicle, in addition to a mobile news, satellite transmission and editing suite vehicle, both with innovative power systems to enable them to operate in hybrid and full zero emission mode in critical times and locations.

How important is the CV Show to Fischer Panda?

The CV Show has always been important for Fischer Panda UK, but now with the move to cleaner technologies and with a much broader product range and focus on system solutions, having control and understanding of what is often the largest power consumer fitted on board – air conditioning and climate units – makes it imperative that Fischer Panda gets its message across to the specialist vehicle builder and fleet converters.

We offer a more holistic and comprehensive approach to ensure reliable power supply to the payload in the back, such as people in a minibus or food in a temperature-controlled body, ensuring the vehicle’s operational range isn’t too impacted.

The CV Show is, I believe, the place for us to reach people, explain our solutions and have those important conversations.

David Payne, Technical Sales & Business Development Director, Fischer Panda UK



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