MAN’s Plauen Bus Modification Centre opens
MAN has converted its former Plauen manufacturing site in Germany into a new Bus Modification Centre. Special customer requests are to be implemented here for both Neoplan and MAN makes. A workforce of around 140 will be employed in implementing specific customer requirements for the final equipment of the coaches. The facility will be used for projects such as new team buses for top European clubs, which will be exclusively fitted out in Plauen. In June 2014, MAN switched the production of Neoplans from Plauen to Ankara. The manufacturer has had two Truck Modification Centres (TMC) in Germany for a number of years already. Plauen is set to become the first Bus Modification Centre.
Board Member for Production & Logistics at MAN Truck & Bus AG, Dr. Carsten Intra, said, ‘With the new bus Modification Centre in Plauen, we have created the right conditions to be able to offer turn-key solutions to our customers in the future from a single source. At the same time, our site at Plauen has a clear future perspective within our plant network.’