Plauen to become Bus Modification Centre
From May 2015, the former NEOPLAN plant in Plauen will take on a new role in the MAN structure, becoming a Bus Modification Centre (BMC) for MAN and NEOPLAN public transport buses and coaches. A staff of around 140 will be employed in implementing specific customer requirements for the final equipment of the vehicles. For example, the new team coaches for top European football clubs, including Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, will be finished exclusively at Plauen. This will follow the relocation of NEOPLAN bus production from Plauen to the MAN plant in Ankara. The jobs of all 420 Plauen employees are guaranteed, however, as they will be able to transfer to the VW Sachsen plant in nearby Zwickau. MAN is also guaranteeing all existing contracts for trainees as well as those signed for 2014.