Production

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Pinetown plant

Heiko Kayser, 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 in the Box assembly in terms of flexibility, efficiency and quality. We aim to achieve excellent quality by creating a safe, clean and ergonomically friendly working environment. We confirm with pride, that our vision to be a CO2 neutral plant by using the warm Sout African sun, has been realized."


MAN production site in Pinetown

In the MAN Truck & Bus Group, the MAN assembly plant location is in the developing Westmead Industrial area where the production and sale of MAN CLA, 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.


Overview of products

TGS

MAN TGS WW – rugged premium truck for worldwide operation

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).

MAN TGL & TGM

MAN TGL & TGM

15 Ton 4x2, 18 Ton 4x4, 18 Ton 4x2, 25 Ton 6x2

Constellation

Constellation

13 Ton 4x2, 15 Ton 4x2, 17 Ton 4x2, 19 Ton 4x2, 24 Ton 6x2

Cargo Line (CLA)

Cargo Line (CLA)

15 Ton 4x2, 26 Ton 6x4

Bus chassis: Rear engine

Bus chassis: Rear engine

18 Ton 4x2

Volkswagen Volksbus: Front engine

Volkswagen Volksbus: Front engine

9 Ton 4x2, 17 Ton 4x2

TG Bus chassis: Front engine

TG Bus chassis: Front engine

18 Ton 4x2, 26 Ton 6x2, 26 Ton 6x2 Bus train, 36 Ton 4x2 Bi-Articulated Bus train


Plant Information

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