MAN Truck & Bus AG

Dachauer Str. 667
DE 80995 Munich

Tel. +49 89 15 80
E-mail:
Webhttp://www.man-mn.com

Brands: Man, Neoplan

HISTORICAL PRESENTATION

The Man Nutzfahrzeuge Group is one of the most successful in the international arena of industrial vehicles. Major company of the Man Group, the German giant produces trucks and buses, over the coach with the Neoplan logo. Man Nutzfahrzeuge is based in Monaco of Bavaria while production plants are a dozen in Europe between Germany (Monaco, Nuremberg, Salzgitter and Plauen), Austria (Steyr), Poland (Posen, Sarachowice, Krakow) and Turkey (Ankara). To these are five others beyond the EU (Olifantsfontein and Pinetown in South Africa, Pune in India, Queretaro in Mexico and, last added in 2009, the plant at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia).

As a brand, Man has a secular past. The origins date back to late Nineteenth century. It was 1897 when two German factories agreed on merging their industrial production paving the way for the birth of the “Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Nürnberg” which will soon become known by the acronym of Man. The long road of the German company is lined with large success, first of all, for the diesel engine. It was the Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Nürnberg to believe first in the project of Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the combustion engine. It supported the thirty-four engineer providing him fundings, instruments and laboratory for the experiments. In 1897, four years after obtaining the patent, the diesel engine started to show the first encouraging evidence. The size and structure still remembered much of the steam engine but the thermal efficiency was undoubtedly higher: 26.2 percent with a power of 18 horses and oil as fuel. In a few decades the diesel engine was spreading worldwide in transport by sea, rail and on the road. To its completion contributed the Man technicians. Among the crucial steps, the direct injection of fuel into the combustion chamber, the system opened in 1923 and paving the way for smaller engines at high speed.

The development of diesel engines accompanied the development of Man vehicles for both freight and passengers division. As for the bus segment, the offer was extended from 2001 with the entry of the Neoplan brand in the Man world. That was a stratregic union that followed the acquisition of Gottlob Auwärter GmbH & Co KG by Man Nutzfahrzeuge Ag. Founded in 1935 by Gottlob Auwärter in Stuttgart, the German body builder owes its fame to the buses with standing structure (the series Neoplan launched in the Fifties and which gave its name to the company since 2001), to the introduction of air suspensions on coaches. But also to the first low floor articulated bus and airport and to the innovative double-deck coaches. The acquisition of the German body builder, lead to the establishment of Neoman Bus GmbH, a company that until 2008 represented Man and Neoplan brand for the bus and coach sector. Today the two brands refer directly to the Man Nutzfahrzeuge, a group that bills 15 billion euros and employs 51.000 people (2008 data).

ARTICLES PUBLISHED ON BUSTOCOACH MAGAZINE

September 2019 – The innovations for Busworld Europe.

May 2019 – Sales increased in 2018 for MAN Truck & Bus.

January / February 2019 – MAN takes part in @City-AF for autonomous driving

July/August 2018 – MAN TGE

June 2018 – Lion’s Coach with automatic transmission

May 2018 – Man Bus at the “Verona strada sicura” conference

April 2018 – The new Lion’s City

October 2017 – MAN at Busworld 2017

November 2017 – The future is now

September 2017 – The new Lion’s Coach

July/August 2017 – MAN promotes the hybrid

April 2017 – Prize winning Neoplan Tourliner

March 2017 – Also buses on display at Transpotec

November 2016 – All the features of the new Tourliner

November 2016 – Conquers Rome with the Neoplan Skyliner

October 2016 – MAN chassis for an amphibious bus

September 2016 – New solutions for engines and electric mobility

July / August 2016 – Ljubljana chooses the gas articulated buses

June 2016 – The Skyliner on the streets of Europe

May 2016 – On the streets of Munich with the Man Lion’s City

April 2016 – Sales in Europe help budget 2015

January / February 2016 – The Skyliner double-decker is conquering the market

October 2015 – Together for the GreenDay second edition

May 2015 – The way the new Intercity is made

April 2015 – Lights and shadows of the MAN SE 2014 report

December 2014 – Fuel Cell. Manufacturers committed to development in Europe

October 2014 – Lion’s City GL CNG awarded ‘Bus of the Year 2015’

December 2013 – A Lion’s Coach for Verona Football Club

October 2013 – A Lion’s City CNG with the advantages of a Diwa transmission.

February 2013 – The return of the Neoplan Jetliner in European markets

September 2012 – A preview of Man at IAA in Hannover

September 2012 – Baltour group chooses Cityliner by Neoplan

May 2012 – The new Neoplan Skyliner shows off its classy style

April 2012 – The world of Man on show at the BusDays in Munich

February 2012 – Munich’s ice hockey team travels on a Man bus

November 2011 – Man next to the Bayern Münich basketball team

May 2011 – From tropical countries to Norway with the Man Lion’s City NGV

May 2011– The Man Lion’s City GL for the EBSF European project

February 2011 – All the features of the Man Lion’s City Hybrid

February 2011 – The ATM company of Milan put into regular service hybrid buses