TÜV Report 2014: MAN retains the top spot
The most reliable brand for trucks over 7.5 tons
In the 2014 TÜV report for commercial vehicles (TÜV Report Nutzfahrzeuge 2014), MAN impresses once again, and is the truck manufacturer with the highest number of vehicles passing TÜV inspection with no defects for the third year in a row. This is a sign of the high quality of the Munich-built trucks.
The trucks of the TGL, TGM, TGS and TGX ranges were outstanding, having the lowest defect ratios of all one, three, four and five-year-old vehicles. MAN further strengthened its leading position for one-year-old trucks: 83.2 per cent of trucks had no defects at all (2013: 82 per cent). For older trucks too, an above-average number of MAN vehicles passed the general inspection with no defects.
Regular maintenance pays off
According to the TÜV Report, the heavy-duty truck category showed that it was especially well maintained. This demonstrates that regular professional maintenance pays off for truck operators. The benefit is that vehicles in the fleet are ready for use, rather than needing unplanned trips to the workshop as a result of neglected maintenance.
"I am proud that MAN has once again achieved an excellent result. It is testament to our huge efforts in the area of quality assurance and motivates us to continue striving to improve," said Anders Nielsen, Spokesman of the MAN Truck & Bus Executive Board. "The increasing number of service and maintenance contracts shows that our customers also see MAN as a reliable after-sales partner, and know that they are in good hands."
In the TÜV report for commercial vehicles, the Association of TÜV Inspection Centres together with specialist German publication Verkehrsrundschau assess the test results of commercial vehicles aged between one and five years in the yearly general vehicle inspection. Click on the links below to download the report: www.vdtuev.de or www.verkehrsrundschau.de/tuev-report