MAN invests more than 2,400 million euros in its facilitiesAutomotive News
MAN continues with its investment in its facilities for an amount exceeding 2,400 million euros until 2020. In the case of its center in Munich, Germany, the company plans to invest close to 1,100 million euros between 2015 and 2020, investment that aims to make your main plant, in which heavy trucks are manufactured, “be ready to face the future,” they explain.
Thus, in addition to the construction of a new cogeneration plant and other projects, such as the extension of the body assembly area, the company has put into operation a new paint installation, which was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Munich, Josef Schmid .
“Witnessing these fundamental changes at our Munich plant is a dream come true. Here at MAN, we have spent many years struggling to have the opportunity to work in modern facilities. The new paint installation will provide job security to 1,500 people working in Munich, both in the production of cabins and in the administrative area. With the new building of the Development Center, the right conditions have been achieved for our engineers, constructors and test engineers to do their job. The investment guarantees the future of our staff and the MAN brand, “says the chairman of the works council, Saki Stimoniaris.
The pavilion of the new cabins painting warehouse is spread over five levels and has a total area of 18,000 m2, which is distributed by a building 150 meters long and 30 meters high. The investment volume amounts to approximately 85 million euros.
At the same time, MAN has also embarked on a major construction project at the Allach plant in Munich, in order to revolutionize research and development. The new main building of the MAN Development Center is scheduled to open in January 2018 and will cost around 90 million euros. It is located within the 1 “test track and is the ideal environment for the increasingly complex development activities of the company”, they detail.
In the future, around 360 engineers will work on trucks and buses in this new Development Center, which has capacity for another 100 employees in the workshop area. In the building, with a total area of 33,000 m2, prototypes manufactured using the latest generation rapid prototyping techniques, such as 3D printing, will be created. Test benches for kinematic chains will be used to test the electric motors. In addition, the Department of Environmental Simulation will try to understand the impact of wind and weather on the different components of buses and trucks, and in another department the interaction between the different control units will be examined.
The next phase of construction is already in process and will begin once the first part of the building is completed. The main element will be a special roller dynamometer, with which MAN engineers will check the acoustic properties of propulsion systems and complete vehicles.
11/28/2017 ALL TRANSPORTATION (Translation Soft)