History

MAN timeline

1758
Company

"St. Antony“ ironworks commences operation in Oberhausen as the first heavy-industry enterprise in the Ruhr region


1782
Company

The "Gute Hoffnung" (Good Hope) ironworks starts up in Oberhausen


1787
Technology

Rails supplied for the Rauendahl coal track, Germany´s first horse-powered railway


1805
Company

Establishment of "Sulzer-Escher Wyss" works in Zurich


1808
Company

Merger of the three ironworks St. Antony, Gute Hoffnung and Neue Essen to form Hüttengewerkschaft und Handlung Jacobi (Iron Mining and Trading Company), Oberhausen


1814
Technology

Delivery of the first steam engine


1839
Technology

Delivery of the first locomotive


1840
Company

Sander'sche Maschinenfabrik established in Augsburg


1841
Company

Klett & Comp. established in Nuremberg


1844
Company

Sander'sche changes its name to C. Reichenbach'sche Maschinenfabrik, Augsburg


1845
Technology

First high-speed book-printing press


1857
Company

Legal form and company name of C. Reichenbach’sche Maschinenfabrik changed to Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Aktiengesellschaft, Augsburg


1873
Company

Klett & Comp. renamed Maschinenbau Actiengesellschaft, Nuremberg; Hüttengewerkschaft und Handlung Jacobi, Haniel & Huyssen changes its name to Gutehoffnungshütte (GHH), Actienverein für Bergbau und Hüttenbetrieb (Joint-Stock Company for Mining and Ironworks), Oberhausen; formation of Mechanische Werkstatt von Johann Renk, Augsburg


1873
Technology

First German rotary printing press for newspapers; first refrigerating machine "System Linde"


1893 - 1897
First diesel engine
Technology

Together with Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Aktiengesellschaft, Rudolf Diesel builds the world´s first diesel engine; construction of the Müngsten Railway Bridge


1898
Company

Merger of the companies in Augsburg and Nuremberg to form Vereinigte Maschinenfabrik Augsburg und Maschinenbaugesellschaft Nürnberg A.-G., Augsburg


1898 - 1902
Technology

Construction of the Wuppertal suspension railway


1900
Technology

Production of steam turbines begins


1903
Technology

Commencement of truck-building activities Büssing


1904
Technology

First GHH steam turbine


1908
Company

Vereinigte Maschinenfabrik Augsburg und Maschinenbaugesellschaft Nürnberg A.-G., Augsburg renamed Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG, Augsburg (M.A.N.)


1911
Technology

First "Roland" sheetfed offset printing press


1914 - 1918 (First World War)
Company

Loss of key foreign branches and patent rights, production facilities reduced


1915
Lastwagenwerke M.A.N.-Saurer
Company

Foundation of Lastwagenwerke M.A.N.-Saurer (LWW) truck plant. Start of commercial vehicle production in Lindau


1916
Company

Relocation of the commercial vehicle production plant from Lake Constance to Nuremberg


1920
Company

M.A.N. joins up with GHH


1921
Company

Integration of the truck plant into the Nuremberg plant as the Truck Construction Department (TI)


1924
Company

Establishment of Deggendorfer Werft und Eisenbau GmbH as an affiliate of GHH


1924
Technology

First diesel engine truck with direct fuel injection plus the first low-frame omnibus


1926
Technology

Construction of the first three-axle truck: S1H6 model


1930
Company

Takeover of the company Ferrostaal founded in The Hague, Netherlands, by GHH


1932/1933
Back then the world's most powerful heavy-duty truck
Technology

Back then the world's most powerful heavy-duty truck with 140/150 hp


1934
Technology

Development work begins on exhaust-gas turbochargers for diesel engines


1937
Technology

Development of the all-wheel drive for utility vehicles


1939 – 1945 (Second World War)
Company

Loss of all foreign operations, heavy war damage, the Allied Forces take control of all GHH companies


1950
Technology

First supercharged diesel engine, 46% efficiency ratio


1951
First German diesel truck with exhaust gas turbocharger
Technology

First German diesel truck with exhaust gas turbocharger


1952
Technology

The world´s largest metal extruder; first sheetfed offset printing press to be constructed in series; production of tube reactors for chemical plants begins


1955
The Munich plant´s first truck dating from 1955
Company

M.A.N. truck plant opened in Munich


1970
Technology

The world´s largest planetary marine transmission


1971
Technology

The New Technology Division becomes involved in the European Launcher/ ARIANE space project


1971
Company

Takeover of Automobilwerke AG Büssing, Braunschweig


1973
Company

Amalgamation of Schloemann AG and Siemag Siegener Maschinenbau to form SMS Schloemann-Siemag AG, Düsseldorf


1979
Company

Merger of Roland Offsetmaschinenfabrik Faber & Schleicher with M.A.N.'s previously hived-off Printing Press Division based in Augsburg to create MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG, Offenbach


1980
Company

Acquisition of the Danish company B&W Diesel A/S


1982
Technology

First heavy, two-stroke diesel engine with an efficiency ratio of over 50%


1984 - 1986
MAN Truck produced in 1985
Company

M.A.N.'s remaining divisions become independent and are formed into separate companies


1986
Company

M.A.N. integrated into Gutehoffnungshütte Aktienverein AG forming MAN Aktiengesellschaft and the registered office moved to Munich (restructured as a "contractual group")


1986
Technology

Development begins on booster casings for the ARIANE 5 launching rocket


1987
Technology

Delivery of nine four-stroke diesel engines for the "Queen Elizabeth II“, the world´s largest diesel-electric drive for a civilian liner


1988
Company

Acquisition of a 50% interest in the French diesel-engine manufacturer S.E.M.T. Pielstick (currently: 100%)


1990
First low-floor articulated bus with continuous low-level platform dating from 1990
Technology

First low-floor articulated bus with continuous low-level platform


1992
Technology

Market launch of the MAN Lion's Star (Coach of the Year 1994)


1994
Company

Merger of the MAN Group´s materials handling activities with TAKRAF Lauchhammer GmbH to form MAN TAKRAF Fördertechnik GmbH


1997
Company

The new company, GHH BORSIG Turbomaschinen (GBT), Oberhausen, commences operations after taking over Borsig´s activities


1997
Technology

The world´s first 10-stage geared compressor; 100th ARIANE flight; first CSP plant in Europe


1998
Company

GBT renamed MAN Turbomaschinen AG GHH BORSIG; production commences at the bus plant in Poznan, Poland


1998
Technology

Delivery of the first component for the X-38 orbital glider; NL 263 chosen as Bus of the Year; construction of a supermagnet for CERN


1999
Company

MAN AG – 1:10 share split, conversion to individual shares; takeover of a majority share in Mannesmann Demag Metallurgie and formation of SMS Demag AG, Düsseldorf


2000
Company

Takeover of the brands NEOPLAN (bus), ERF and Star (truck); acquisition of Alstom Engines´ diesel activities in Great Britain; takeover of Sulzer Turbo, Switzerland


2000
Technology

The one millionth MAN commercial vehicle rolls off the line; presentation of the new Trucknology Generation TG-A (Truck of the Year 2001); presentation of the first plateless digital printing system "DICOweb" at the drupa trade fair


2001
Company

Redemption of the company´s own preference shares; formation of the "NEOMAN" Bus Group and the "MAN TURBO" Group


2003
Company

MAN to sell shareholding in SMS to the Weiss family


2004
Technology

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge launches its new engine generation D20 Common Rail


2004
Company

Foundation of MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Österreich AG (formerly ÖAF and Steyr Nutzfahrzeuge)


2005
Company

Regina Verwaltungsgesellschaft sells its stake; MAN sells MAN Logistics, MAN Technologie, MAN WOLFFKRAN, SHW.


2005
Technology

Bus of the Year Award for the MAN Lion's City


2006
Company

MAN Roland is no longer part of the MAN Group as of January 1, 2006. Instead, it is transferred to a joint venture between Allianz Capital Partners and MAN.


2006
Company

Integration of MAN DWE GmbH into the MAN Turbo Group; acquisition of steam turbine division from B+V Industrietechnik GmbH


2006
Company

Conversion of MAN B&W Diesel AG into a European Company renamed "MAN Diesel SE"


2007
MAN TGX and MAN TGS dating from 2007
Technology

Market launch of the TGS and TGX in the heavy-duty series (Truck of the Year 2008)


2008
Company

In 2008, MAN celebrated its 250th anniversary, making it one of the world's oldest industrial companies. The St. Antony iron and steel works in Oberhausen started operations on October 18, 1758. Since then MAN has played a major role in German industrial history. Our company's name has stood for technical innovation, successful products and reliable partnerships for more than 250 years.


2009
Company

The new subgroup MAN Latin America is formed following acquisition of VW’s Brazilian truck and bus activities; majority sale of MAN Ferrostaal to IPIC; MAN becomes a European Company (SE).


2010
Company

MAN Diesel and MAN Turbo merge to become MAN Diesel & Turbo


2010
MAN´s Concept S
Technology

"Concept S" design study presented at the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade fair


2011
Company

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge changes its name to MAN Truck & Bus AG;

Volkswagen AG becomes MAN's majority shareholder


2011
Technology

MAN and Sinotruk launch joint truck brand SITRAK; the MAN TGX is nominated Green Truck 2011


2012
Company

Volkswagen increases its share of voting rights in MAN SE to 75.03 percent

Company

MAN Diesel & Turbo aquires Swiss based magnetic bearing specialist Mecos Traxler AG.


2012
Euro 6 generation
Technology

AT the IAA in Hannover, Germany, presents MAN Truck & Bus Euro VI exhaust-gas technology for trucks and coaches.


2013
Company

At the Annual General Meeting of MAN SE the domination and profit and loss agreement between MAN SE and Truck & Bus GmbH – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG – is approved.


2013
Technology

The MAN TGX, made by MAN Latin America in Brazil, has twice been voted truck of the year – one of Brazil’s most prestigious awards in the automotive sector.


2014
Company

Volkswagen Financial Services AG acquires MAN Finance International GmbH and expands thereby its business to include financing, leasing, and rental activities for MAN Truck & Bus.


2014
Technology

With the MAN 12V175D, MAN Diesel & Turbo presents the first cylinder version of its new high-speed engine family at the maritime trade fair SMM in Hamburg, Germany.

Technology

MAN Truck & Bus presents at the IAA in Hannover, Germany, the new top truck model TGX D38 with a innovative D38 six-cylinder inline engine.


2015
Company

MAN Diesel & Turbo acquires 100% of the shares of MaxWatt Turbines Pvt. Ltd., an Indian specialist company for engineering, production and service of steam turbines for applications in power generation and mechanical drives.

Company

Volkswagen creates an integrated commercial vehicles group for business with mid-sized and heavy trucks and buses: Truck & Bus GmbH becomes the new holding for the MAN and Scania commercial vehicle brands.


2015
Technology

The world’s first subsea turbocompressor unit is in operation. The facility features two MAN Diesel & Turbo HOFIM motor-compressor units.