MAN Truck & Bus
The acronym MAN stands for Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG (Machine Factory Augsburg-Nuremberg AG). The company was created in 1898 through the fusion of the two operations Maschinenfabrik AG in Augsburg and Maschinenbau-Actiengesellschaft in Nuremberg and was the precursor of MAN.
Read more here: Evolution of a trademark
The logo of all MAN vehicles depicts a stylised Brunswicker lion. Since 1971, the lion adorns the radiator grilles together with the MAN lettering. The heraldic animal was integrated out of respect for the company Büssing, which was taken over by MAN during the same year.
You can read more about it here: The MAN lion: evolution of a trademark
The roots of the MAN group reach back to 1758. Back then, the ironworks “St. Antony” was founded, the first ever heavy industry company in the Ruhr area.
In 1915, the production of utility vehicles began in a small assembly plant in Lindau on Lake Constance, back then still as M.A.N.-Saurer Lastwagenwerke – a joint venture with the Swiss Adolph Saurer AG. The plant produced cardan- and track vehicles. Only one year later, the production location was moved from Lindau to Nuremberg.
The precursor of MAN SE, the Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG, was founded in Augsburg. The headquarters of the company are now located in Munich.
MAN was founded in 1898 through the merger of Augsburger Maschinenfabrik AG and Maschinenbau-Actiengesellschaft Nürnberg. At first, the company was named Vereinigte Maschinenfabrik Augsburg und Maschinenbaugesellschaft Nürnberg A.-G. It was renamed to Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG (MAN) in 1908 and is the precursor of todays MAN SE.
94,36 % of the ordinary shares are held by Volkswagen AG through the company TRATON SE. Andreas Tostmann is the chairman of the board.
In 2011, VW took over the majority of shares of MAN and is holding 94,35 % of the companies stocks since then through TRATON SE.
MAN Truck & Bus SE
Dachauer Str. 667
+49 (0) 89 1580 0
In 2020, MAN Truck & Bus SE employed approximately 39.800 staff members worldwide.
The MAN group consists of the companies MAN Truck & Bus and MAN Latin America. MAN Truck & Bus is one of the leading manufacturers of utility vehicles in Europe, with production locations in 3 European cities, as well as Russia, South Africa and Turkey. MAN Latin America is the biggest truck and bus manufacturer in Brasil, with a company history of over 35 years. The enterprise produces trucks and busses in Resende/Brasil and Querétaro/Mexico.
The product portfolio of MAN Truck & Bus consists of vans, trucks, busses, diesel- and petrol engines, concentrating on passenger- and freight transport. Therefore, MAN Truck & Bus is a full-range provider of utility vehicles between 3 and 44 tons for every field of application, and of special vehicles up to 250 tons in general weight. In line with its portfolio of utility vehicles, the company is supplying an increasingly extensive service offer, thus transforming itself from an producer of vehicles to a provider of sustainable transport solutions.
MAN Truck & Bus has 3 European production locations in Germany, Poland and Austria, as well as further sites of fabrication in Russia, South Africa and Turkey. MAN Latin America manufactures trucks and busses in Brasil and Mexico.
The MAN TGE is being produced in Września in Polen since April of 2017.
Travel-, city- and cross country busses are being manufactured in Ankara (Turkey) and Starachowice (Poland).
The MAN engines are being produced in Nuremberg, Germany.
TGA stands for "Trucknology Generation Typ A". The acronym describes a heavy vehicle series, which was introduced by MAN in 2000.
TGM is short for "Trucknology Generation Typ M". This medium-duty series of 13 - 26 tons is being marketed as MAN TGM since 2005. The design was inspired by the TGA and later the TGS/TGX model.
TGX stands for "Trucknology Generation Typ X”. This series is the successor of the TGA and was first presented to the public in the fall of 2007.
Read more about the TGX.
TGE is the acronym for "Trucknology Generation Typ E”. This vehicle is based on the VW Crafter II (7C0) van by the VW group, which is being distributed by the MAN group.
NEOPLAN is the omnibus brand of MAN Truck & Bus. Originally, NEOPLAN was the trademark of the company Gottlob Auwärter GmbH & Co. KG, which was established in 1935 and built self-supporting busses since 1953.
Since MAN took over Neoplan Bus GmbH in 2001, the company exists as part of the Neoplan business group, which was merged into MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG in 2008.
MAN Diesel SE was a subsidiary company of MAN SE. Through the merger with MAN Turbo, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE was created in 2010 and renamed to MAN Energy Solutions SE in 2018. MAN Energy Solutions SE is specialised in the production of marine propulsion systems, as well as the technological development in regards to the creation and storage of electronical energy.
The new generations of MAN trucks from the TG-series (TGX, TGS, TGM and TGL) were presented in Bilbao on February 10th, 2020.