100 years of MAN buses
MAN has marked the hundredth year of producing trucks and buses. It was on 21 June 1915 that the ‘Lastwagenwerke M.A.N.-Saurer’ was entered in the commercial register of the city of Nuremberg. Family days at its plants around the world are being held with the largest event taking place at its headquarters in Munich on 25 July for about 25,000 people. Another reason to celebrate is that it was 60 years ago that the Munich plant was founded, as a result of the relocation of commercial vehicle production from Nuremberg. To mark its centenary, MAN Truck & Bus is launching a centennial website (www.100years.man.eu), which traces the company’s 100 years of commercial vehicle production.
CEO of MAN Truck & Bus, Joachim Drees, said, ‘MAN can look back on an eventful past, with periods of new beginnings, success, but also very challenging times. We are now in a period of reorientation, which at the same time is also a great opportunity for our company. In the light of this, our 100 year anniversary celebrations are, from my point of view, clearly marked by the slogan: under the Volkswagen umbrella, with strong roots in a successful past.’