Bus Modification Centre starts up in Plauen

Special customer requests to be implemented here in future

The new Bus Modification Centre for scheduled-service buses and coaches of the MAN and NEOPLAN makes starts operation in Plauen on 01/05/2015. A workforce of around 140 will be employed in implementing specific customer requirements for the final equipment of the buses. In future, for example, new team buses for top European clubs will be exclusively fitted out in Plauen.

"With the new bus Modification Centre in Plauen, we have created the right conditions to be able to offer turn-key solutions to our customers in the future from a single source. At the same time, our site at Plauen has a clear future perspective within our plant network." says Dr. Carsten Intra, Board Member for Production & Logistics at MAN Truck & Bus AG.

In June 2014, MAN informed its employees on the switching of production from the NEOPLAN site to Ankara, and started the conversion of the Bus Modification Centre.

In the course of restructuring, MAN Truck & Bus AG has complied with its social responsibilities and announced prospects within the Volkswagen Group for the former 420 staff at the site.

MAN has operated two Truck Modification Centres (TMC) at Wittlich (Rhineland-Palatinate) and Munich (Bavaria) for a number of years already. Plauen is set to become the first Bus Modification Centre.