MAN is one of the oldest and leading industrial enterprises in the German engineering industry. Its origins date back to the beginning of the industrial revolution on the European continent, the time of the first railways, the time when the continent was opened up by new roads, more bridges, and canals.
With a workforce of over 36,000 worldwide and total sales exceeding Euro 8.7 billion in 2006, the MAN Automotive division is just part of a group of German and overseas companies. Munich is the German production centre responsible for MAN truck production, and Salzgitter is the north German production centre responsible for all bus production activities. Gas and diesel engines are manufactured at the company's Nuremberg plant.