Aerial photograph of the MAN plant in Nuremberg in the 1920s

History MAN Truck & Bus AG 1915 - present day

MAN has written its own history with its development from a small assembly plant to one of the leading international suppliers of commercial vehicles. Today, trucks and buses with the silver lion can be seen on roads across the globe. MAN has had to overcome some major challenges on the road to international success. Throughout it all, the company has continued to make a decisive contribution to the development of passenger and goods transportation – a fine tradition, which will also continue into the next 100 years. Take a journey through over a century of commercial vehicle construction with MAN.

1915

1924

1930

1939-45

‘Einheitsdiesel’ (uniform diesel) all-wheel drive vehicle undergoing winter testing for the German armed forces in 1940
Destroyed during the war: the MAN plant in Nuremberg in 1945

1951

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Video: MAN production halls in Nuremberg

1953

MAN MKN26 bus
An MAN F8 short-nose truck out on the streets in 1954
MAN Ackerdiesel in use

1955

1965

MAN truck at the bauma trade fair, 1965
The 100,000th MAN truck comes off the assembly line in Munich

1971

Braunschweig lion of the Büssing company logo
MAN 19.280 – Truck of the Year 1987

1992

MAN Lion’s Star FRH 442 coach as Coach of the Year
MAN bus production in the former Büssing plant

2000

2005

D20 Common Rail engine
TGM, TGA and TGL: the MAN vehicle family in the lightweight, heavy-duty and middle-weight truck categories

2007

2010

MAN hybrid buses are used in numerous cities across Europe, for example in Vienna
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MAN Lion‘s City Hybrid – the fourth generation of the hybrid buses

2012

The revised MAN TG series
MAN trucks in the production hall in Munich

2014

2016

MAN commercial vehicles from 3 to 44 tons
The premium coach, the NEOPLAN Tourliner

2017

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Video: The new trucks from MAN – the best of all time
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