MAN trucks, trailers and loads



MAN Truck & Bus - sustainable products are the best drive for success

MAN Truck & Bus AG, with headquarters in Munich, is one of the leading international suppliers of commercial vehicles and transport solutions. As part of the “Commercial Vehicles” sector, MAN Truck & Bus is also the largest business division within the MAN Group. As well as three locations in Germany, MAN Truck & Bus has further production facilities in Austria and Poland as well as in Russia, South Africa, India and Turkey. A total of 35,865 employees (status 2015) are engaged across these locations and more than 73,000 trucks, 6,100 buses and 6,300 engines for installation roll off the production line every year.

Range of products and services

With its products and brands, MAN Truck & Bus takes up a position in the global premium segment. The product range comprises trucks with a gross weight between 7.5 and maximum 44 tonnes and efficient sector-specific solutions for the areas of long-haul, transport and distribution logistics, as well as heavy construction and traction haulage. Special vehicles with a gross weight of 250 tonnes are also part of the portfolio. However, MAN is not only a leader in heavy transport. MAN also sets new standards in terms of economy, efficiency and comfort when it comes to passenger transportation. No matter if this is regarding omnibuses for urban public transport or overland journeys, or coaches for long-distance travel.

Furthermore, other manufacturers use diesel and gas engines produced by MAN for installation in commercial vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery, rail vehicles as well as yachts. In line this, MAN Truck & Bus offers their own customers special financing deals with MAN Solutions and a comprehensive range of single source services.

Economic development

During the financial year 2015, the MAN Truck & Bus Transport solutions division was able to reach a market share of 16.3% for vehicles over 6 tonnes in the European market. While the share of the European bus market for vehicles over 8 tonnes moved to 12.5%. The order volume ranged at around 10.1 billion Euro with a total turnover of 9.0 billion Euro. In addition to this, MAN Truck & Bus invested a total of 405 million Euros in the development of new products, as well as a further 185 million Euro into modernising and extending the infrastructure and own production facilities.

Goals and strategic orientation

The strategic goals are set over the next 10 years and divided into three levels based on the changes in the global commercial vehicle industry.

The first part is a comprehensive future programme to strengthen the business in the competitive environment. This also includes a sustainable improvement of the results, which is to be achieved by rigorous realignment of the truck production locations as well as the slimming down of numerous administrative areas.

In a second part, we focus on our existing business. We will concentrate on markets and business sectors in which we will achieve an increase in volume and RoS. Our product development efforts will also focus on those products which will offer us the greatest potential in the future.

In order to be able to meet the future requirements of our customers in terms of digitalisation, we need to extend our business with new business models. The third part is therefore entirely dedicated to the challenges of digital transformation and will include the development of new business models and strong mobility solutions.

MAN Truck & Bus AG (formerly MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, pronounced is the largest subsidiary of the MAN SE corporation, and one of the leading international providers of commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, MAN Truck & Bus produces trucks in the range from 7.49 to 44 t gvw, heavy goods vehicles up to 250 t road train gvw, bus-chassis, coaches, interurban coaches, and city buses. MAN Truck & Bus also produces diesel and natural-gas engines. The MAN acronym originally stood for Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG pronounced [maˈʃiːnənfaˈbʁiːk ˈʔaʊ̯ksbʊʁk ˈnʏʁnbɛʁk] or [-faˈbʁɪk-]), formerly MAN AG.

Trucks and buses of the product brand MAN and buses of the product brand

Neoplan (premium coaches) belong to the MAN Truck & Bus Group.

On 1 January 2011, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge  was renamed as MAN Truck & Bus to better reflect the company's products on the international market

Light truck collaborations with Saviem and Volkswagen

From 1967 until 1977, MAN collaborated with France's Saviem, selling their light to medium duty trucks with MAN badging in Germany and certain other markets. After the end of this, a deal was struck with Volkswagen which lasted until 1993. Production of a truck using the Volkswagen LT body started in 1979 and ended in 1993 with 72,000 units produced. It was available with four engines and four wheelbases over its lifetime; there was also a 4X4 version called 8.150 FAE. FAE means "forward control" cab, all-wheel drive, single tyres so the F nomenclature means "forward control" cab. This series is usually referred to as the G90, from the most common model, but also as the "G"-series. In the United Kingdom it was originally marketed as the "MAN MT" series. The original lineup in the UK consisted of the 6.90 and the 8.90 (the first digit denoting the GVW in tonnes, the second for power in metric horsepower) and the 8.136 and 9.136.

MAN AG supplied engines which were available in inline-four and inline-six cylinder engine configurations, with DIN rated motive power outputs of:

  • 67 kilowatts (91 PS; 90 bhp)
  • 75 kilowatts (102 PS; 101 bhp)
  • 101 kilowatts (137 PS; 135 bhp)
  • 112 kilowatts (152 PS; 150 bhp)

MAN replaced the G series with the L2000 and M2000 ranges. Several models of the MAN-VWCV and the VWCV LT ranges were marketed in Spain by Enasa as Pegaso Ekus, in a typical badge engineering operation. Peterbilt also offered this model with their badging, as the 200 or 265 model.

VWCV and MAN shared the project development in accordance with the collaboration agreement as follows:

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles took care of:

  • the tilting driver's cab including steering wheel and fixing, hand levers and foot pedals.

NOTE the VW LT Mk 1 cabin was used for the MAN-VW range, the cabins are wider than the standard LT cabins so they can fit the truck chassis

  • the complete interior equipment and heating
  • the manual gearbox with clutch and gear lever, the rear axle with rear-axle transmission and suspension
  • the cardan shafts including bearings
  • the electrical system for the entire concept, and the platforms for the standard design.

MAN was responsible for:

  • the engine including cooling, exhaust, inlet and fuel system
  • the front axle with suspension and steering
  • the frame with all parts for attaching the springs and axles, the steering, the batteries, the power braking system and fuel system
  • the brakes, i.e. for the complete wheel brakes front and rear, the dual-circuit power brakes and parking brake
  • the wheels and tyres
  • the platform for special designs and tipping mechanism.

MAN-VWCVs were built in Volkswagen's Hanover factory until other Volkswagen models took priority; they were then made at MAN AG's Salzgitter-Watenstedt factory.

MAN-VWCV Range 6.90, 8.90, 6.100, 8.136, 8.100, 8.150, 9.136, 9.150 & 10.136. F & FAE are sometimes on the end of some of these model numbers.



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