MAN Truck & Bus is one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, MAN manufactures a variety of trucks, buses, vans and engines.
MAN has origins dating back to 1915, when it began producing commercial vehicles out of a modest assembly plant. In 1924 MAN introduced the first ever diesel engine vehicle with fuel injection. The company produced both military and commercial vehicles during World War II, which destroyed nearly all of its production facilities and equipment.
MAN played a significant role in post-war reconstruction, releasing its signature F8 short-nose trucks and buses in 1953. Two years later it moved its headquarters from Nuremberg to Munich.
The 1960s witnessed MAN produce its 100,000th truck. MAN acquired Bussing AG in the 1970s; it also entered into partnerships with Volkswagen and French vehicle manufacturer Saviem. During this time MAN expanded its operations to Austria, South Africa, Turkey and the United States.
In 1992 MAN unveiled the Lion’s Star FRH 442 coach, which won Coach of the Year in 1994. Its TGA truck series won Truck of the Year in 2001.
In recent years MAN has introduced its fourth generation hybrid bus, as well as its current flagship truck, the TGX D38.
The TGX D38's "core element,” according to MAN, “is the new D38 six-cylinder inline engine with a displacement of 15.2 litres. This power unit stands for superb power delivery and extends the TGX model range by the HP classes 540, 580 and 640.”