MAN Truck & Bus
Most of the buses are built on front engine chassis, however the demand for rear engine buses in the market is increasing. With this demand the MAN Lion’s Intercity based on RR8 chassis was developed and is now produced, and the MAN A84 Lion’s City Bus has been industrialised in Olifantsfontein. In 2014 we will celebrate our 5000th bus been built at MAN Bus & Coach facility.
Ralph Faltinger, Plant Manager:
“Our plant in Olifantsfontein profits from many years of experience in bus construction. This gives us the capability of producing MAN and VW buses with the highest quality standards for the South Africa market. New bus models are in development. We are extremely proud of our highly qualified employees. The working atmosphere is good, we hardly have any fluctuation. By the way: the longest bus in Africa with 27 metres was built in Olifantsfontein.”
work at this location.
belong to this plant.
MAN Truck & Bus (SA) (Pty) Ltd purchased facility in Olifantsfontein
Start of production MK II Body in South Africa
1000th complete MAN bus body produced at Olifantsfontein
Launch of MAN Lion's Explorer body
Launch of MAN Lion's Explorer Bustrain 22m
2500th MAN bus body produced at Olifantsfontein
Explorer Body on Volksbus 17.210 chassis
Introduction Lions Explorer LE3 BA (27m) and A 84 Lions City
Development and Production of the MAN Lion’s Intercity RR8