Large scale MAN fleet order from Ford

185 MAN TGX 26.440 BLS 6x2 vehicles at the centre of an outstanding package for Britain’s largest automobile manufacturer.

MAN Truck & Bus is providing 185 MAN TGX 26.440 BLS 6x2 tractor units to Ford Motor Company Limited. The vehicles will be leased to Ford for a period of five years. A change of equipment package has also been agreed, meaning a further 185 units will be delivered in 2013 to replace the fleet. In total, the order volume comprises 370 vehicles. This order is one of the biggest received by MAN Truck & Bus in Great Britain in recent years. The MAN TGX tractors will go into operation at Ford's Transport Operations facilities in Dagenham, Halewood, Bridgend and Southampton.

MAN Truck & Bus put together an attractive package that met Ford’s requirements. The attention to detail and the service provided by MAN's sales team were factors in the decision, as was the positive feedback Ford received from its drivers. They commented favourably on the handling and comfort of the MAN trucks.

Ford will be using the MAN fleet to move engines, gearboxes and components in the UK. While Ford has been using transport solutions from MAN Truck & Bus at its German headquarters in Cologne for quite some time, now Ford in Great Britain is also using trucks from the Munich commercial vehicle manufacturer for its logistics operations.

Ford is the UK vehicle sales leader, with seven major facilities and over 550 dealerships. Vehicles, engines, gearboxes, parts and components are manufactured at various plants. In total, Ford and its dealers in the UK employ around 35,000 people in product development, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and service roles.