Click on the dates in the timeline below to view interesting events in MAN's history
Early MAN Company Founded
The origins of MAN trace back to the 1700s with the commencement of the St. Antony ironworks, the first of its kind in the region of Rurh. The company grew substantially throughout the 1700s and the 1800s, expanding from a small business to one hiring thousands of employees.
It was in 1857 that MAN began to show its eagerness to test new technology in construction, with spectacular steel bridges and the Wuppertal monorail.
MAN Invent Diesel Engine
The arrival of the printing press lead to a four year period of research eventually producing MAN’s first fully-functional Diesel engine, created by Rudolf Diesel.
Company Taken Over
Taken over the GHH, the company grew to 52,000 employees.
MAN Join Forces with Force Motors in India
MAN entered into an agreement with Force Motors to produce trucks and buses for the Indian domestic and export market.
VW Acquire majority stake in MAN
Volkswagen AG acquired a 53.7% share in MAN in an attempt to create Europe’s largest truckmaker. This percentage rose of the years, and with the aid of Volkswagen, MAN have continued to produce innovative and exciting technology.