MAN Truck & Bus
The new roof is the opening gambit of the MAN Pinetown Assembly Plant’s 'Green Factory' initiative; roofing that allows more natural light to go through has been installed. Our roofs have solar panels to create a sustainable energy supply which reduce our CO2emissions, our carbon footprint, as well as help with major savings in energy costs. The installation of a genset to support the Photovoltaic system installation during power breaks is a short term goal.
Quality for the assembly plant means that we achieve 100% quality vehicles and our machinery and facilities produce at maximum levels.
The Lean Assembly project was successfully implemented. Any form of waste within our manufacturing process has been eliminated by streamlining our processes and improving efficiency and productivity. We've shortened the assembly line, improved operator utilization and improved visual standardization within the plant. The improved space utilization allowed us to move Finish Area close to the Assembly process ensuring the entire process under one roof. Parallel to the Lean project, we have further implemented the zone concept on the Assembly line.
Vijay Yelne, Plant Manager:
“MAN has assembled trucks and buses in Pinetown, South Africa for more than 50 years. Pinetown is the only plant in the MAN network that assembles truck and bus chassis of MAN, CLA and VW. We aspire to be the benchmark of Truck/Bus in the Box assembly in terms of flexibility, efficiency and quality with our employees. We aim to achieve excellent quality by creating a safe, clean and ergonomically friendly working environment. We are proud to be the first CO2 neutral truck plant in Africa and in the MAN worldwide production network.”
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The TGS WW is the rugged premium truck for the toughest of operations outside of Western Europe with a permissible gross vehicle weight up to 41 tons (primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, South Africa as well as the Middle and Far East)
15 tonne 4x2, 18 tonne 4x4, 18 tonne 4x2, 25 tonne 6x2
13 tonne 4x2, 15 tonne 4x2, 17 tonne 4x2, 19 tonne 4x2, 24 tonne 6x2
18 tonne 4x2
9 tonne 4x2, 17 tonne 4x2
18 tonne 4x2, 26 tonne 6x2, 26 tonne 6x2 Bus train, 36 tonne 4x2 Bi-Articulated Bus train
The Assembly Plant was established by Meyer and Hiller
MAN Nutzfahrzeuge took over local distributors, Meyer and Hiller, and renamed the company MAN Truck & Bus (SA)
L&M2000 launched into South Africa
F2000 and Explorer Mark I bus range are launched into South Africa
MAN Truck & Bus purchases TFM and renames the manufacturing facility MAN Bus & Coach (Pty) Ltd
MAN Financial Services launched
MAN TGA launched into South Africa
MAN CLA launched into South Africa
Volkswagen Volksbus & Constellation launched from MAN South Africa
MAN TGS launched into South Africa