The MAN production site in Starachowice is a centre of excellence in bus manufacturing, and is where MAN city buses are built. People from all over the world travel with our buses: our customers come from Germany, France, Georgia, Norway, Sweden and Saudi Arabia, to name just a few!
MAN counts on very well trained specialists in Starachowice to secure the appropriate product quality and to satisfy customer demands. We have our own training centre as well as modern, well equipped measurement and chemical laboratories. MAN is the only bus producer in Poland to possess a CDP unit (cathodic dip painting) that satisfies the highest demands placed on corrosion resistance and paint adherence. All buses built in Starachowice leave the factory with a CDP coating given them optimum protection against corrosion.
The MAN plant in Starachowice is continuously seeking new, environmentally friendly solutions. The water chillers installed in the painting booths allow control of the required temperature and humidity, and therefore the use of environmentally friendly technologies. In 2012, a thermal waste air purification plant was commissioned and a few years later in 2015, three cogeneration plants were put into operation, all of which have helped to considerably reduce CO2 emissions.
In the years 2015/2016, the plant was extended and modernised. In addition to the brand new customer centre at the plant, a state of the art administration building was built at the site, consisting of offices, a canteen and communal spaces for colleagues to take advantage of. A new warehouse was also built and the façades of the existing halls were given a fresh new look. A washer system for the buses, a leakage test facility for cabs and even a petrol station were also erected at the site. Internal roads, paths and squares were renovated. Through all these modifications, the Starachowice site now has a modern and sophisticated appearance.
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1920 Decision made to found the weapons and ammunition factory in Starachowice
1947 Decision made to startup truck construction
1999 MAN Truck & Bus AG becomes the plant owner
2003 Production of the first bus skeleton in Starachowice
2007 Phase-out of truck production / the plant becomes the competence centre for bus production
2007 Startup of CDP production for coating complete skeleton buses
2012 Startup of the TNV system
2014 Decision made to reorganise bus production in Poland
2015 Construction begins on new plant for bus manufacturing
2016 First complete buses are manufactured
2017 Opening of the new production hall for bus chassis
2018 Start of series production of new generation buses