Salzgitter plant tightens working relationship
- 30 years of axle production at the Salzgitter plant
- 200 new jobs and total investments of €30 million
- Production of MAN and Scania axles on a single assembly line
MAN Truck & Bus has put its new assembly line for axle production at its Salzgitter plant into operation.
From 2018 onward, it will see non-driven MAN- and Scania-branded axles roll of the line next to each other.
This is a joint large-scale MAN and Scania project in the field of production.
Plant manager, Thomas Rennemann, is delighted. “The new direction that the MAN Salzgitter site is taking within the context of our PACE2017 programme for the future is continuing to take shape through this.
“We have invested €30 million in a new, state-of-the-art assembly line. Around 200 new jobs are set to be created, which is good news for Salzgitter and the region.
“Our plant plays a key role in Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle holding group Volkswagen Truck & Bus.”
“We are pleased that we finally have a unique selling point within the Group and we will do everything to keep axle production future-proof,” adds chairman of the Works Council, Hilmar Pawel.
Workforce and management joined in celebrations to mark the ramp-up of the new axle assembly line and 30 years of axle assembly in Salzgitter.