Evans Steps Down At MAN

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MAN Truck & Bus UK has announced the departure of its CEO, Des Evans, following recent illness. In mutual agreement with his colleagues on the UK board and in Munich, it has been agreed that Evans would be unable to continue his duties. Credited with many significant advances in the UK business at MAN, Evans […]

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MAN to Absorb Euro 6 R&M Increases

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It will be a long haul to get truck operators to overcome their reluctance to take on board new Euro 6 technology and the perceived associated costs. MAN is trying to put some of these fears to rest by announcing that their R&M rates will not rise for Euro 6 trucks.  This may not seem […]

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MAN Reveal Euro 6 Pricing

Des Evans: “If the TGX is double-shifted, it costs just £5 an hour – what other ‘man’ would work for less than the minimum wage?”

At a recent press conference MAN released limited details of their Euro 6 pricing.  MAN’s UK ‘direct sales’ approach is unlike other dealer networks – the whole sales team is directly employed by MAN.  This gives the company greater control over the pricing than those manufacturers relying on a network of private capital dealers. There […]

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Janet Orr receives MAN Truck & Bus Bellshill’s award from MAN’s Andy Turner

The MAN delaer network in the UK has been celebrating at the group’s annual awards event. Measured against the MAN Up Time Principle (UTP), which records key customer support functions such as first-time MOT pass rates, parts stock levels, emergency call out timings and PMI schedule adherence in every dealership, as well as against additional […]

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Des Evans – MAN CEO – “Swap Electric Vehicle Grants for Euro 6 Truck Grants” – VIEWPOINT

Des Evans, MAN CEO

MAN CEO, Des Evans believes that Government Grants are the way to get the truck industry moving again…. “While I am delighted so many operators and dealers are battling successfully with this seemingly never-ending recession, I am also conscious of the latest market registration figures from the SMMT. In the first four months of 2013, […]

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T.A. Conference leads to MAN TGX Conquest Deal


Warcup Transport in Driffield, East Yorkshire, has taken delivery of its first MAN trucks in the company’s 42 year history. The move follows glowing reports from other local MAN hauliers and after a Euro-6 address by MAN CEO Des Evans at a recent Transport Association conference at Coombe Abbey. A total of six TGX 24.440 […]

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MAN Tests Long Truck

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MAN is participating in the long-truck field trials being conducted all over Germany. Since the beginning of October, a 25.25-metre long MAN road train has been shuttling between the MAN Logistics Centers Dachau and Salzgitter, transporting spare parts for trucks and buses. MAN is deploying a long truck on this nearly 600 kilometre stretch in […]

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Profits Down at VW’s Truck Companies

Georg Pachta-Reyhofen MAN CEO

Third quarter profits at MAN trucks division were down significantly when compared to 2011 levels. Blaming the drop on the economic environment arising from the sovereign debt crisis, Georg Pachta-Reyhofen, MAN’s Chief Executive Officer outlined the eight percent fall in revenue, but a larger drop in the third quarter operating profit from EU219m last year […]

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MAN Euro 6 for UK in First Quarter of 2014 | IAA Hannover 2012


Production of the smart-looking Euro 6 MAN models will not start fully until September 2013 when the whole range will be replaced, from the TGL to the TGX.  We won’t see right hand drive examples in the UK until into 2014. MAN has combined EGR and SCR “in an intelligent manner” which means that the […]

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Container operator, Willmotts DJB in Shepton Mallet, has added a further 10 new MAN TGX 26.440 6×2 tractor units onto its fleet. The new fleet joins three other new units at the start of the summer, which in turn unit with 40 existing MAN’s on the 60-strong Willmotts DJB fleet. The company has been an […]

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