The history of MAN in Turkey dates back to the end of the Nineteenth Century. As long ago as in 1874 MAN exported trains and freight cars to Turkey.
MAN Türkiye A.Ş. was the first MAN production plant outside of Germany and commenced operations in 1966. Today, MAN Türkiye is MAN's largest bus production plant.
In 2015 MAN Türkiye can look back over a 49-year history of success in the Turkish automotive industry. At its plant in Ankara, Akyurt, the company produces city buses, coaches as well as intercity coaches of the MAN and NEOPLAN brands on a site with a total area of 317,000 m2 and is MAN´s biggest bus production center.
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1912 Historical Galata Bridge is constructed by MAN
1966 Founding of MAN A.Ş. and construction of a truck plant in Istanbul
1967 Production of the first truck in Istanbul
1981 MAN exports its first vehicle from Turkish production
1985 Startup of the truck plant and a separate engine factory in Ankara
1986 MAN produces the first articulated bus in Turkey with a turbocharged four stroke diesel engine
1995 Takeover of the industrial leadership by MAN; sale of the plant in Istanbul and concentration of the production of trucks, city buses and coaches in Ankara
1999 MAN produces the first three-axle coach in Turkey
2006 MAN produces the first natural gas buses in Turkey
2011 Startup of the CDP unit (cathodic dip painting)
2014 Decision about the production of all NEOPLAN buses exclusively in Turkey.