Milestones in 2012

January 24

Jugend forscht - students do experiments (photo) MAN Diesel & Turbo becomes an Augsburg-area sponsor of the largest European science and technology competition for young people, “Jugend forscht“. Press Releases

March 1

At its Augsburg site, MAN Diesel & Turbo takes on 88 of the 138 vocational trainees from manroland, a bankrupt printing machine manufacturer that formed part of the MAN Group until 2006. Press Releases

March 6

The MAN SE Executive Board and works council and the International Metalworkers’ Federation sign a Joint Declaration on Human Rights and Working Conditions in the MAN Group, which sets reliable minimum standards. It applies to all employees at all sites around the world. Press Releases

April 20

The MAN SE Annual General Meeting in Munich elects three shareholder representatives to the Supervisory Board: Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Hans Dieter Pötsch, and Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann. Press Releases

May 27

Open day in Niepolomice for 1,000 visitors (photo) The MAN Truck & Bus workforce in Niepolomice, near Krakow, Poland, celebrates the site’s fifth anniversary by staging an open day for 1,000 visitors from the region.

June 2

The Supervisory Board appoints Jochen Schumm as Chief Human Resources Officer of MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus. In this function he is ultimately responsible for corporate responsibility at MAN. Press Releases

June 6

The Volkswagen Group increases its share of voting rights in MAN SE to 75.03%.

June 21

As an official partner to the United Nations Rio+20 Conference in Brazil, MAN presents environmentally compatible technologies for the transportation and energy sectors and provides 17 climate-friendly shuttle buses. Press Releases

July 4

MAN Latin America wins the Top Ethanol Award for its dual-fuel truck, which can be operated on diesel or ethanol. The Company donates the prize money, totaling some €2,000, to the Ayrton Senna Institute, which supports educational projects for children and young people in Brazil.
Press Releases

July 16

The ten-thousandth MAN TGX EfficientLine The ten-thousandth MAN TGX EfficientLine — a particularly eco-friendly model — rolls off the assembly line at MAN Truck & Bus in Munich. In the two years since it was launched there has been international demand for this longdistance model, which was designed to be consistently fuel-efficient. Press Releases

August 1

Student Germany, the international
construction and racing competition (photo) MAN supports young engineers at Formula Student Germany, the international construction and racing competition held at the Hockenheim race track. Particularly dedicated college teams have their transportation sponsored.

August 16

MAN receives an improved corporate responsibility rating from oekom research, rising from C+ to B-, and is recommended as a “prime” sustainable investment option. Press Releases

August 18

There is a fatal accident at the MAN Truck & Bus facility in Pithampur, India.

September 3

Almost 800 young people start their vocational training at MAN sites in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This is 6.5% more than in 2011. Having completed secondary school, they launch their professional careers in one of more than 30 vocational training programs or 19 dual education programs.

September 4

highly efficient dual-fuel large-bore diesel
engine (photo) At the SMM maritime trade fair in Hamburg, MAN Diesel & Turbo presents a highly efficient dual-fuel large-bore diesel engine which, when operating in gas mode, already meets the Tier III emission standards of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which will apply from 2016. Press Releases

September 13

Three years after launching its CR strategy, MAN is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes World and Europe. MAN is the only German company from the industrial engineering sector to be listed. Press Releases

September 20

Under the banner of “Efficiency around the World,” MAN Truck & Bus presents innovative trucks, buses, engines, and services at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover. Highlights include the Concept S prototype with semitrailer, the MAN Metropolis hybrid truck, and the Euro VI models. At the trade fair the MAN Lion’s City Hybrid bus receives the Green Bus Award.

September 24

MAN’s common shares are transferred from the DAX 30 to the MDAX, which comprises 50 stocks, due to the low market capitalization of its free float.

October 24

The innovative MAN Metropolis (photo) The innovative MAN Metropolis wins the 2012 eCarTec Award. This research vehicle is designed to perform heavy-duty jobs in urban environments extremely quietly and with zero emissions.

Press Releases

December 4

At a works meeting in Munich, MAN Truck & Bus announces short-time work for the first half of 2013. The production sites in Munich and Salzgitter are affected.

December 14

MAN Diesel & Turbo supplies engines for the first container ships to be primarily fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). They are the most environmentally friendly container ships in the world. Press Releases

December 21

MAN Diesel & Turbo provides Norway’s largest steam turbine, which will help improve energy efficiency by some 40%. With an output of 40 megawatts, the turbine set will be used to take waste heat from the production process and, with the help of the generator, transform it into electricity. Press Releases