In April 2011 representatives from MAN and the City of Saint Petersburg signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the intention of building a local production site at the St. Petersburg plant. At the end 2012 production started in test operation.
In the start phase, the production programme includes trucks in the TGS WW series in the Euro 4 exhaust-gas standard, and it will be extended successively to meet the market demand.
The young team on site is made up nearly exclusively from local specialists who are extremely well trained and experienced in the automotive industry. 85 people are now employed at the plant – from workers right up to the plant manager.
With a lot of commitment, the last preparations are being made and the required licensing procedures completed so that series production can start. When this has all been completed, MAN premium trucks from local production will be driving on Russian roads.
The production plant – just like all plants in the MAN production network – are based upon centralised MAN quality specifications and standards, and it will then satisfy the high requirements Russian customers place on premium vehicles. Since planning for the plant started, MAN has encouraged localisation of components and will also further increase the proportion of parts from local suppliers in the future.
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2011 Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to build a production plant with the city's government of St. Petersburg
2011 Founding of the society "OOO MAN Truck & Bus Production RUS"
2011 Entry into the rental contract for an existing production hall
2012 Receipt of the construction permit and begin of conversion work
2012 Begin of test production for startup of the production plants