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Beverage logistics company Splendid Drinks acquires the 10,000th MAN TGE at the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles fair

On the penultimate day of the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, beverage logistics company Splendid Drinks Deutschland GmbH, represented by Fleet Manager Tobias Schuck, purchased the 10,000th MAN TGE van. The Luxembourg-based company, which has its German headquarters in Berlin, has consistently dedicated itself to the subject of beverages. In Hanover, Splendid Drinks is acquiring a total of 10 vehicles belonging to the MAN TGE 3.180 panel van design. One of the ten TGEs is the 10,000th MAN TGE from the vehicle production plant in the Polish town of Września. In Germany, the beverage specialist uses the vans to supply its customers to the last mile.

  • The 10,000th MAN TGE is sold to Splendid Drinks Deutschland GmbH at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles fair
  • The beverage logistics company supplies its German customers to the last mile with ten vans acquired in Hanover
  • The service and flexibility offered by MAN Truck & Bus across the whole of Germany is a decisive factor for Splendid Drinks

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Tobias Schuck from the Fleet and Logistics Management division of Splendid Drinks Deutschland GmbH received an oversized vehicle key for ten MAN TGE 3.180 vans from MAN Truck & Bus Sales Specialist Christian Schult. MAN Regional Manager North Jörg Westphal and Head of Van Sales Dennis Affeld assisted their young colleague during the symbolic vehicle handover. In the future, the beverage logistics company will be supplying its customers in the north of Germany with the 4x2 panel vans.

At the MAN Truck & Bus AG stand, Splendid Drinks Manager Tobias Schuck emphasized that MAN's service availability as well as flexibility across the whole of Germany had been a decisive factor when it came to choosing the TGE for the Splendid Drinks Group. The black vehicles designed as 4x2 panel vans with a 180-hp engine, front-wheel drive and automatic gearbox, are ideal for beverage logistics because of their high payload and low entry height. Moreover, the customer was very interested in the comprehensive cargo lashing concept. All vehicles are equipped with the digital interface RIO Box and come with ComfortSuper service contracts.

The Splendid Drinks Group operates in Germany as a wholesaler, logistics specialist and system partner in the beverage sector. From catering to retail outlets, news stands to petrol stations, event caterers to company catering – in the future, their customers will be supplied with the MAN TGEs.


Splendid Drinks Manager Tobias Schuck (2nd from left) receives a symbolic beer mat featuring ten MAN TGE panel vans. The package was presented by MAN Regional Manager Jörg Westphal (left), Sales Specialist Christian Schult (3rd from left) and Head of Van Sales Dennis Affeld (right).
Raising a glass with Splendid Drinks to toast the 10,000th MAN TGE. From left to right: MAN Sales Specialist Christian Schult, MAN Regional Manager Jörg Westphal, Splendid Drinks Manager Tobias Schuck and Head of Van Sales Dennis Affeld celebrate the occasion.