The MAN Group is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles, engines and mechanical engineering equipment with annual revenue of approximately €14.7 billion and around 52.300 employees worldwide. MAN supplies trucks, buses, diesel engines and turbomachinery as well as turnkey power plants. MAN’s divisions hold leading positions in their respective markets. Munich-based MAN SE is one of the 30 leading companies in Germany's DAX equity index.
The MAN Group's strategy aims to create sustainable value in Commercial Vehicles and Power Engineering, its fast-growing business areas. The Industrial Governance management system is a part of this. It clearly distributes roles, centralizing the company's strategic management and strengthening the operational responsibility of its three subgroups: MAN Truck & Bus, MAN Diesel & Turbo and MAN Latin America. Each division must measure itself against its strongest competitor. MAN has been around for over 250 years. The MAN Group's Guiding Principles outline the scope for the responsible and sustainability-driven conduct of all MAN employees. Corporate Values of being reliable, innovative, dynamic and open play a key role in success on both product markets and the capital markets as well as in attracting qualified employees and in social acceptance of all business activities.
In October 2004 the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) nominated MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG of Munich, an MAN Group company, Preferred Bidder for 5,000 trucks worth a total of € 1,600 million (£ 1,100 million). It has also placed an option for further vehicles. MAN's engineering has thus proved successful in international competition. Deliveries were scheduled to start in 2007 and will maintain basic capacity utilisation at the British, German and Austrian plants involved.
In 2005 the MAN Group sold the mobile military-bridge activities (MAN Mobile Bridges GmbH) belonging to MAN Technologie AG to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG. The relevant agreement, was subject to Federal Cartel Office approval, was signed on 8 April 2005. This represented a further step by the engineering group MAN to dispose of peripheral activities and focus on its five core divisions. The sale of MAN Mobile Bridges GmbH offered a partial solution for MAN Technologie AG, which was to be transferred entirely to another industrial environment. The company is mainly involved in the aerospace sector as a component supplier for the ARIANE 5 project. In 2004, MAN Mobile Bridges GmbH achieved sales of some €19 million with ninety employees. Its major products are the LEGUAN bridge-laying system for tracked and wheeled vehicles and the PSB 2 high-speed bridge for Leopard 2 tanks.
In April 2006 the BwFuhrparkService has ordered a total of 681 trucks for the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) from MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG. 592 vehicles from MAN´s TGA heavy truck range will be used to train drivers, while another 89 MAN LE2000 light range trucks are to serve as tractors across military airfields.
In June 2006 the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) and MAN reached agreement on delivery of a further 2,077 trucks. The two sides made this announcement at the Defence Vehicle Dynamics Off-Road Show in Bedfordshire, England, on 29th June 2006. The contract is to be signed within the next few weeks and is the exercise of an option that supplemented the main order for just under 5,200 trucks which MAN won in March 2005.
MAN Diesel & Turbo
MAN Diesel & Turbo is the world market leader for large diesel engines for use in ships and power stations, and is one of the three leading suppliers of turbo machines. The company employs some 12,500 persons, and is represented in more than 150 countries. The head office is situated in Augsburg, Germany. MAN Diesel & Turbo is a company within the Power Engineering Business Area of MAN SE, one of the 30 leading German companies quoted in the DAX Share Index.
MAN Diesel & Turbo can look back on more than 250 years of industrial history. The roots of the company, and indeed of the whole MAN Group, go back to 1758. That was the year the “St. Antony” Ironworks laid the foundation for the coal and steel industry in the Ruhr region. In the years 1893-1897 Rudolf Diesel and M.A.N. engineers developed the first diesel engine at the Augsburg premises, and in 1904 the company constructed its first steam turbine at Oberhausen.
With its four Strategic Business Units, Engine & Marine Systems, Turbomachinery, Power Plants and After Sales, MAN Diesel & Turbo is one of the world's leading suppliers in its various fields. From gensets to two-stroke engines for giant container ships, from power units to turnkey diesel power plants, from single compressors and turbines to complete machine trains for various industrial applications – MAN Diesel & Turbo has a suitable product solution for every application.
Products include gear units for merchant vessels, ferries, cruise liners and naval craft with Diesel engine and/or turbine propulsion (CODOG, CODAG, CODAD, CODELAG), marine reversing gear units, reduction reversing gear units and variable speed gears for ship generators (PTO, PTI).
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