MAN to collaborate with VW to build TGE van
MAN Truck & Bus has announced that it will be extending its product range with the introduction of a new light commercial van, making it a full range supplier of commercial vehicles between 3 and 44 tons.
Designated as MAN TGE, the new range of MAN light commercial vehicles was developed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and will be built together with its twin Volkswagen Crafter in the newly-built plant in Wrzesnia, Poland. This cooperation is expected by both brands to create strategic benefits in acquiring new groups of customers. The MAN TGE will be presented at IAA 2016 and will be available from 2017.
MAN’s CEO Joachim Drees said, “By launching the MAN light commercial vehicle positioned below our MAN TGL light truck range, we are entering a new business area. Many of our customers with heavy commercial vehicles in their fleets have a requirement for light commercial vehicles as well, so the MAN TGE constitutes a smart enhancement to our already established vehicle range. We know exactly what our customers need and which areas they operate in, and the vehicle solutions and bodies we will offer them will be a perfect fit to their needs and applications. Professional service and also a wide range of solutions from our well established truck business will set standards in this weight range and I’m sure the customers of our light commercial vehicles will be very excited by their introduction as well.”
In the near future, it will enable MAN customers to access all our sales, maintenance and repair services from a single source from light commercial vehicles up to heavy trucks. Since, beside classic box trucks, MAN will also offer special vehicle body solutions e.g. for construction or municipal vehicles of fire engines, the company will further extend its long-established and proven business relations with vehicle body builders.