In the MAN Truck & Bus Group, the MAN assembly plant location is in the developing Westmead Industrial area where the production and sale of VW and bus chassis are produced.
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 CO2 emissions, 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.
|Works area||32,500 m2|
1962 The Assembly Plant was established by Meyer and Hiller
1974 MAN Nutzfahrzeuge took over local distributors, Meyer and Hiller, and renamed the company MAN Truck & Bus (SA)
1996 L&M2000 launched into South Africa.
1998 F2000 and Explorer Mark I bus range are launched into South Africa.
1999 MAN Truck & Bus purchases TFM and renames the manufacturing facility MAN Bus & Coach (Pty) Ltd.
2003 MAN Financial Services launched
2004 MAN TGA launched into South Africa
2008 MAN CLA launched into South Africa
2009 Volkswagen Volksbus & Constellation launched from MAN South Africa
2010 MAN TGS launched into South Africa