One plant for MAN

MAN will move the production of city buses to a central plant in Poland over the coming years

MAN will consolidate the production of city buses to the plant in Starachowice, Poland.

This will require an investment in Poland of around €40 million, which will be used for a new vehicle generation among other things.

Final assembly of buses will be transferred from Poznan to Starachowice over the coming years up until the end of 2016.

In future MAN will have its entire city bus production concentrated there and will increase the workforce.

The around 900 affected employees at the Poznan site are guaranteed a job at the MAN bus plant in Starachowice.

 "By concentrating its city bus production in Starachowice, MAN is responding to weak demand and existing overcapacities. All affected employees can transfer to our Starachowice plant," says MAN Truck & Bus AG CEO Anders Nielsen.

"We will support employees who choose to move by providing attractive mobility bonuses, because we urgently need their expertise."

Anyone who is unable to move for family-related or other reasons will also have the opportunity to apply for an equivalent job in a Volkswagen production plant in the greater Poznan area.

Nielsen stressed MAN must improve the efficiency of the production network to remain competitive and that consequently there is no alternative to this step.

MAN Lion’s City buses and bus chassis are produced at MAN’s Poznan site.

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