Germany, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey: MAN has an efficient global network of state-of-the-art production sites. The focus on core competencies, the strengthening of future-relevant technology fields, the reduction of network complexity and efficient value creation structures are essential.
The heavy-duty trucks and, in future, the eTrucks will arise from the Munich plant. As a volume plant, Krakow covers the entire truck portfolio. The Pinetown plant complements the truck sites. MAN and NEOPLAN coaches are manufactured in Ankara, while the Starachowice plant produces city buses and bus chassis. The third bus location is Olifantsfontain. Salzgitter and Banovce are component plants and international parts suppliers in the production network. MAN engines and, in future, batteries will also come from Nuremberg. The two German locations in Munich and Nuremberg in particular are putting a lot of innovative energy into the topics of zero emissions with e-mobility, battery technology and alternative drives, as well as into automation and digitalisation. Read all the important information and key figures about the MAN Truck & Bus sites here.
MAN’s history in Turkey goes back a long way. MAN Türkiye A.Ş. was MAN’s first production site outside Germany, starting operations in 1966.
MAN Türkiye can look back on over 55 years of success in the Turkish automotive industry. At its plant in Ankara, Akyurt, the company produces MAN and NEOPLAN brand city, coach and intercity buses on a total area of 317,000 m² and is MAN’s largest bus production centre.
The competence of bus development continues to lie in Ankara – from city buses to NEOPLAN premium coaches. New additions include the topic of bus modification and the new test track.
The components plant in Banovce, Slovakia, also plays an important role as part of the “NewMAN” strategy: as a highly efficient parts production centre.
In future, the employees will produce components and small parts there that were previously manufactured elsewhere. The entire value chain will be served in Banovce – from machining to painting and logistics.
The truck plant in Niepolomice, which was built in 2007, is part of the Truck production network. Krakow thus takes on the role of volume balancing plant for MAN’s truck production.
The enormous plant expansion in 2022/2023 tripled capacity, area and number of employees. The product range now includes all trucks in the heavy, medium and light series – in other words, MAN’s entire portfolio. Trucks installed there will be equipped with the new driver’s cab equipment. In the likewise new Truck Modification Centre (TMC) with its 10,000 square metres, near-to-the-belt modifications are carried out according to individual customer requirements. In three-shift operation, the production capacity increased from 70 to more than 200 vehicles per day. In the future, up to 300 units of all type series will be checked in.
The Krakow plant fulfils its responsibility towards the environment and society: with its own pellet heating plant, the site strives for CO2 neutrality. Therefore, the site is involved in various regional projects as well as in the field of education and attaches particular importance to environmental protection. As one of few Polish companies, the environmental management system has been certified according to the high standards of the EMAS system since 2011 and OHSAS 18001:2007 for occupational health and safety since 2014.
The Krakow factory’s most valuable resource is its employees. Together with the other Polish MAN sites, the Krakow plant has already been awarded the “TOP Employers Polska” certificate several times.
Our main plant in Munich is a development centre for MAN vehicles and transport solutions and the central MAN location for e-mobility, digitalisation and automation, production site for MAN TGS and TGX as well as the lead plant for painted bodies and driven axles.
On the factory premises, which cover more than 100 hectares, trucks of the TGS and TGX series with a gross vehicle weight of 18 to 44 tonnes are manufactured, as well as those cabs that are subsequently installed in the Munich plant. In addition, painted bodies for cabs, driven axles, transfer cases and transmissions for the entire plant network are produced here.
The Dachau logistics park, which is part of the Munich plant and employs more than 300 people, is responsible for supplying parts to service customers in southern Europe, but also for supplying the Munich plants with wheels and axle parts and for supplying the Nuremberg engine production. Every day, around 1,300 complete wheels are finished here, 6,000 spare parts are delivered and Nuremberg components are supplied to up to 48 countries.
If customer-specific truck modifications are required, these are partly carried out at MAN Individual, also on the factory premises. The MAN production site in Wittlich with its Truck Modification Centre continues to take on complex tasks for MAN Individual.
In future, both modern diesel trucks and the electrically powered trucks will come off the production line at the Munich plant. Production of the new MAN electric truck will start at the main plant in Munich in 2024. In future, it will be produced on the same assembly line as conventional diesel trucks. The eMobility Centre was opened in 2021 in preparation for the move towards a sustainable and climate-friendly transport system. Production employees test the future series production of battery-electric trucks under real conditions on an area of around 4,000 square metres. They manufactured the first 20 test vehicles of the eTruck there, which have already been driven by enthusiastic customers, press, board members and employees in 2022. In addition, the training of more than 2,000 employees at the site in high-voltage technologies is underway, the corresponding production content is being expanded to enable the joint production of both drive alternatives.
In the Munich “Digital Lab”, new production technologies and digital solutions have been tested and implemented – together with internal and external partners including Scania.
The Nuremberg site is the international leading plant for alternative and conventional drive technologies within the MAN Truck & Bus Group. This is where the highly efficient, environmentally friendly drives are developed and manufactured which are used throughout the TRATON network. MAN also offers individual and customised solutions for external customers in the marine, power generation, off-road and on-road sectors.
The tradition-rich location is all about transformation: From classic combustion technology to locally emission-free drives. For example, high-voltage battery packs will be built in large-scale production in Nuremberg from as early as 2025. Always in focus: the decarbonisation of our drives and production processes – in line with MAN’s climate strategy.
Thus, the Nuremberg location has an outstanding significance for the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region as a technology driver, but also as one of the largest single employers. Strong project partnerships between business, politics and science, such as the “Campus Future Driveline” founded in 2023, underline this commitment.
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MAN Bus & Coach (Pty) Ltd in South Africa was founded in 1999. The assembly plant in Olifantsfontein develops and produces buses with MAN and VW logos for the South African market and neighbouring countries. Around 160 employees work there on 55,000 square metres.
Most buses are built with front-engine chassis, but demand for rear-wheel drive buses is steadily increasing. To meet this demand in the South African market, the MAN Lion’s Intercity, based on the RR8 chassis, was developed. Like the MAN A84 Lion’s City, this is now being manufactured in Olifantsfontein.
MAN’s plant is located on the Westmead Industrial Estate. At the second South African location in Pinetown, 125 employees assemble truck and bus chassis for MAN and VW on 32,500 square metres. With the successful start-up of the new truck generation in 2021 and the modern facilities for energy generation, the truck plant is also well positioned for the future.
Quality in manufacturing means: 100% quality of the vehicles with maximum utilisation of our production resources. The lean-assembly project was successfully implemented. The revised space utilisation concept enabled us to bring the finish area even closer to the assembly line. The entire assembly process now takes place under one roof. The new roofing is the start of the Green Factory initiative and lets much more natural light into the factory halls. The photovoltaic system now supplies the entire plant with clean electricity. At the same time, we are reducing our CO2 emissions and carbon footprint and lowering our energy costs.
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MAN Truck & Bus SE is currently converting the Salzgitter site to a component plant and international parts supplier with a works area of over 1.1. million m².
At the Salzgitter site, the focus will continue to be equally on strong component production and on the competence centre for global spare parts logistics. The heart of component production is the manufacture of essential individual parts for non-driven axles and axle assembly for all MAN and Scania vehicle plants in Europe. Furthermore, the crankshaft remains a central component for the site. By 2024, capacity will be expanded to 100,000 units per year and will focus on the new cross-brand engine CBE. In addition, all CKD sets are dispatched from the component plant.
As before, the Salzgitter site is the hub of MAN’s spare parts logistics. With the realignment of the spare parts network, the centralisation of network planning on the one hand and the optimisation of the supply chain for spare parts on the other were successfully implemented. The associated route optimisation between the Salzgitter logistics centre and the Dachau regional warehouse leads to an improvement in customer service performance and is, above all, a considerable cost-cutting lever.
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38239 Salzgitter, Germany
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38239 Salzgitter, Germany
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The MAN production site in Starachowice is a centre of excellence in bus manufacturing – this is where MAN city buses originate. The new generation of the MAN Lion’s City and the Lion’s City E are manufactured here.
To ensure the appropriate product quality and fulfilment of customer requirements, MAN in Starachowice relies on very well trained specialist personnel. MAN is the only bus manufacturer in Poland to have a cathodic dip painting (CDP) facility in Starachowice to meet the highest demands for corrosion resistance and paint adhesion properties.
In 2012, a thermal waste air purification plant was commissioned and a few years later in 2015, three cogeneration plants were put into operation, all of which have helped to considerably reduce CO2 emissions. In the years 2015/2016, the plant was extended and modernised. Through all these modifications, the Starachowice site now has a modern and sophisticated appearance.