100 years of MAN trucks and buses
With its parent company, MAN AG, in 2013 assigning priority status to its TopUsed vehicle divisions in Europe and South Africa, MAN Truck & Bus South Africa has issued its first independent TopUsed franchise to Port Elizabeth Truck & Bus, a subsidiary of AAD Group (Pty) Ltd, bringing MAN‘s national TopUsed footprint to six dealerships.
March 17, 2015 - MAN Truck & Bus (S.A.) (Pty) Ltd has officially announced the conversion of its Pinetown assembly plant to solar power. The complete truck and bus-chassis assembly plant is now capable of operating entirely off solar energy and is not only the first 100 percent carbon-neutral truck produc-tion site in Africa but also within MAN’s global production network.
MAN Truck & Bus (S.A.) (Pty) Ltd announced the winners of its Dealer of the year Awards 2015 at a gala event held at Kievits Kroon Country Estate on 13 March 2015. The Awards form part of MAN’s ongoing Network Development Programme where strategic engagement with its national dealer networks ensures capacity-building and ongoing improvement in sales and service outputs of individual company-owned and private-capital dealerships.
On November 21, 2014, leading passenger car and commercial vehicle retailer, Hatfield Group, officially opened its new dedicated MAN truck and bus dealership situated on the N4 highway, a few kilometres east of its Hatfield dealership. The state-of-the-art heavy commercial vehicle servicing facility will significantly enhance the capacity of both the Hatfield Group and MAN Truck & Bus SA to set new benchmarks in aftersales service and customer satisfaction.
On October 15, 2014, Mpumalanga’s premier commuter bus service, Buscor, will take delivery of 12 new 27 metre-long bi-articulated bustrains to add to its existing fleet of ten MAN abnormal-length bi-articulated buses.
A new era began for Tshwane when the first 44 of 120 MAN Lion’s City A84 buses were officially handed over to Tshwane Bus Services (TBS) on 27th August 2014.
On February 13th 2014, Barloworld Transport Solutions (BWTS) and its sub-sidiary, Manline, signed a deal with MAN Truck & Bus South Africa for the supply of 215 MAN TGS 26.440 6x4 truck tractors to be introduced into the BWTS and Manline fleets over a six month period (April – September 2014). The new units form part of fleet expansion (32 units) and fleet replacement (183 units) programmes within BWTS and Manline.
Johannesburg Truck & Bus, owned by Imperial Group’s Motor Retail Division, officially opened its new dealership in City Deep, Johannesburg, on February 13, 2014.