MAN Truck & Bus vehicle deliveries in 2021 approached their pre-pandemic level. In total, the manufacturer sold nearly 94,000 vehicles, while sales for the previous year totaled nearly 82,000 units.
MAN Truck & Bus vehicle deliveries soared again in 2021 and are approaching their pre-pandemic level. Dysfunctions in supply chains, particularly in the field of semiconductors, remain critical. In total, MAN delivered nearly 94,000 vehicles to its customers, while sales in the previous year totaled nearly 82,000 vehicles. Before the pandemic hit in 2019, deliveries totaled nearly 105,000 vehicles.
Sales of trucks that MAN mainly builds in Munich and Krakow developed well with an increase of 14% compared to 2020, which is equivalent to 67,000 units. In utility vehicles, the volume of sales even increased by 26% to reach 22,000 units. The bus/coach business sector has not yet completely recovered, which was to be expected, and is down 13% with nearly 5,000 vehicles delivered.
Göran Nyberg, Director of Sales and Customer Solutions at MAN Truck & Bus SE, however, draws a positive conclusion from the past year: “We are approaching our pre-crisis level step by step. The teams performed very well even if they still have to face major challenges related to the pandemic. We managed to significantly increase our sales figures, but we are impacted like the rest of the sector by delivery problems, especially in semiconductors. »
In the truck sector, the European area still holds the lion’s share of sales. Around 48,000 MAN trucks were sold there, an increase of 11% compared to 2020. In its home market of Germany, MAN almost reached its sales figure of last year with 19,000 vehicles.
The commercial vehicle segment posted positive sales figures compared to last year and to 2019. This category of vehicles, which is still new to MAN, has entered into 2021 in line with its success which started in 2016. of 22,000 vehicles sold represents a 50% increase compared to 2019. The French, British and Polish markets contributed positively to the success of the MAN TGE. In Germany, nearly 5,100 TGEs were sold, representing a slight decrease of 2%.
As expected, the bus/coach sector has suffered from the pandemic. MAN and NEOPLAN brand touring coaches built at MAN’s Ankara site experienced weaker than normal demand, as did MAN Lion’s City range buses manufactured at the Starachowice site. In Germany, last year’s figures could be maintained almost at the same level.
MAN Truck & Bus press release.