All MAN articles

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    MAN and HHLA begin new trial of autonomous trucks

    2018-10-10T12:08:58Z

    Germany’s MAN Truck & Bus has begun working with Hamburg port operator HHLA to trial autonomous driving technology on a 70km stretch of the A7 motorway and a container terminal at the port (pictured). The Hamburg TruckPilot project will analyse and validate the requirements for customers in the real world ...

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    Time to fall in line

    2018-07-02T14:42:53Z

    In April 2016, a fleet of trucks – some of which had driven almost 2,000km – arrived in the Dutch port of Maasvlakte and made modest headlines around the world. A few months later, a three-strong convoy of Volvo trucks hauled three containers on the interstate highway from the ...

  • VW_MAN_Brazil
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    VW resumes production after haulage strikes

    2018-06-12T15:49:34Z

    Volkswagen’s bus and truck plant at Resende, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, is reported to be back to normal production, following a week of strikes in the road haulage industry at the end of May. A spokesperson for the company said it was now working with its ...

  • Brazil factfile
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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

  • Forum Automobillogistik 2018
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    Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    2018-02-02T11:26:00Z

    Robert Bosch and MAN Truck Bus have been announced as dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time the award has been shared between two companies. The award, from two of ...

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    Yusen Logistics upgrades UK fleet

    2018-01-23T15:00:38Z

    Yusen Logistics' division in the UK has upgraded its fleet with 95 new tractive units that it says will reduce its emissions, improve efficiency and protect drivers with the latest safety technology. As part of a fleet replacement programme, the logistics provider has bought 50 MAN TGX 460 tractor units ...

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    Volkswagen Group part 2: Talking ‘then and now’ with head of group logistics, Thomas Zernechel

    2017-10-10T13:09:00Z

    The group’s head of group logistics talks about the major changes seen over the past two decades – and why he is optimistic about the future of logistics

  • Volkswagen Werk Pamplona
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    Volkswagen Group part 1: Present and prepared for the future

    2017-10-10T13:09:00Z

    Volkswagen Konzernlogistik (group logistics), the carmaker’s central logistics steering and purchasing organisation, has taken on new dimensions in managing the group’s complex and expanding supply chain

  • Next Generation Scania: Trucks in operation
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    Scania vows to appeal against EC's €880m fine for price-fixing

    2017-10-03T16:31:23Z

    Volkswagen-owned commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania has said it will appeal against a European Commission fine of just over €880m ($1.04 billion) for its role in an alleged truckmaking cartel that is said to have lasted 14 years. In late September, the EC said its long-running investigation had found that Scania ...

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    RIO Box now comes as standard equipment in new MAN trucks

    2017-08-31T16:55:56Z

    All new MAN Euro-6 trucks will now come with a RIO Box as standard equipment, according to the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group company. The RIO Box is a cloud-based telematics operating system designed to link together all participants in a supply chain, independent of vehicle brand or the telematics ...

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    Brazil: Exports are chasing away the clouds

    2017-08-03T17:42:15Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales, which have fallen every year since 2013, continue to be hampered by a deep recession, a stubborn, double-digit unemployment rate, increasingly tight credit and haemorrhaging consumer confidence. Seemingly unending political crises have also hit the country. So, to combat the stalling economy and venal political climate, carmakers, ...

  • Audi TechDay Smart Factory
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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’. Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE ...

  • Dr. Ulrich Dilling
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    Dilling and Hörndlein take up lead logistics roles at MAN Truck & Bus

    2017-06-13T16:54:11Z

    As part of a wider change-around of senior executives at MAN Truck & Bus, Dr Ulrich Dilling (pictured) is taking on executive board responsibility for production and logistics at the commercial vehicle manufacturer; while Peter Hörndlein has joined the truckmaker as senior vice-president of brand logistics. Dilling replaces Dr Carsten ...

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    The end of the line?

    2017-05-03T13:04:00Z

    As the vehicle industry and market moves towards higher levels of electrification and connectivity, production experts anticipate a change from the traditional assembly line layout that has dominated the industry for nearly a century. Instead, OEMs are expected to increasingly orientate their plants and supply chains around more flexible, digitally ...