MAN certification programme for bodybuilders

15 certificates already awarded

Thanks to its new Certified Bodybuilder Programme, MAN customers worldwide can benefit from high quality, complete vehicles developed in collaboration with bodybuilders. The programme aims to simplify work flow and has already led to quicker and more reliable order processing and shorter delivery times.

The new online MAN Bodybuilder portal ( is home to “MAN ABBI” - the information platform for bodybuilders, the technical portal “MANTED” and “Trucks to go” - about trucks that are ready to drive away right now. The portal also includes details of the new Certified Bodybuilder Programme. The certification process can be started using the “ABBI” bodybuilders' web portal (

In this regard, special attention is devoted to quality and compliance. The certificate will thus not only reflect the high standards of the bodybuilder, but will also allow for direct distribution channels between MAN and the certified partner.

“KH-Kipper”, a Polish bodybuilder based in Kielce, was the first company to be presented by MAN with the Certified Bodybuilder certificate in March 2014. Since then, more than 50 international bodybuilders of tippers, dry freight and refrigerated boxes, truck mixers as well as crane, tanker and fire service vehicles have started the certification process. MAN has already issued 15 certificates across Europe.

Presentation of the first Certified Bodybuilder certificate by MAN's Roy Tietze to Andrzej and Konstanty Kamionka (left), owners of bodybuilder KH-Kipper. The presentation was made as part of MAN Trucknology Days in March 2014. Right - presenter Jean Pierre Kraemer.

The perfect combination for customers: MAN chassis and body. KH-Kipper was MAN's first “Certified Bodybuilder”.