- Restart of truck production from April
- Duplication of cable harness production according to plan
- The situation remains volatile due to developments that remain uncertain in Ukraine
MAN is restarting truck production this week. Production had been shut down for six weeks since mid-March at the MAN sites in Munich and Krakow due to production disruptions at suppliers caused by the war in Ukraine. The component factories in Nuremberg and Salzgitter are also gradually increasing their production capacities. Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder attended the restart of production in Munich early Monday morning.
“The restart of our truck production is a good sign for our employees and our customers. However, there is still nothing to be euphoric about. We will only reach the usual production levels gradually. Production remains subject to great uncertainties. If the war again shifts more strongly to western Ukraine, we will once again face a standstill. Flexibility is and will remain on the agenda along with strict cost discipline,” said MAN CEO Alexander Vlaskamp.
Suppliers in Ukraine who produce cable harnesses for MAN are now able to manufacture and deliver again, albeit at a low level. Additionally, MAN is on schedule for the duplication of cable harness production in other countries. Initially, however, MAN will have far fewer variants in its range and – with a high level of uncertainty – MAN will increase its capacity little by little.
MAN is consistently sticking to its restructuring program in connection with business transformation. Due to the reduced production program, the company will have to continue to use the instrument of partial unemployment at its German sites.
MAN Truck & Bus press release.