History of Osage as an Ambulance Manufacturer

Every step of the way, Osage Industries has fought to be a quality supplier of vehicles and committed to a top level of customer satisfaction. We have expanded our services and products from the beginning and endeavored to be an innovative and reliable ambulance manufacturer.

1983: Osage Industries began originally in 1983 as Osage Vans, building personal-use conversion vans.  

1985: Osage expanded its offerings, adding ambulances to the product line.

1987: The company was sold and more emphasis was placed on developing and nurturing the ambulance division. Additional distributors and dealers were added to help strengthen and develop Osage's reach across the country.

1992: Expansions as an ambulance manufacturer continued and new Osage models were introduced for sale. In June of 1992, the company was sold to the five present owners who are employed and involved in the daily operation of Osage Industries today. 

2001: The personal use conversion van product was dropped due to declining demand. New ambulances and ambulance remounts have been the exclusive product offerings by Osage as an ambulance manufacturer since that time.

2012: Ambulances are sold through a network of knowledgeable and hard-working distributors and dealers in 35 states. Sales of all products in 2012 was 248 units.

2013: Employing some 85 people, Osage is one of the largest employers in the Osage county of Missouri. Strong supporters of giving back, these 85 people pledged $25,830 to this year’s United Way Campaign with 98% participation. The company added a corporate pledge of $20,000 for a total of $45,830 to support the many needs of people in our community.