Global Deliveries Of MAN Commercial Vehicles Up 37% In 2023

MAN delivered around 116,000 vehicles to customers last year, as well as 11,600 engines. 

Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus has recently reported that it has achieved significant sales growth in all product areas in the financial year of 2023. 

Across the last 12 months, the company had delivered around 116,000 vehicles to its customers across the world. This marks an increase of 37% compared to the previous year, which was still affected by supply bottlenecks and a coronavirus-related decline in demand in the bus segment. MAN has also reported that it sold 11,600 engines in 2023.

Commenting on this healthy growth in sales over the last year, Friedrich Baumann, Chief Sales and Customer Solutions Officer at MAN Truck & Bus SE, stated: “After some very challenging years, we are back on the road to success. We were able to score points with our innovative product portfolio and our customer-oriented services, which is one of the reasons why the 2023 financial year brought us record sales in some cases. Thanks to a strong team performance across all areas of the company, we were able to meet the extremely high demand in the best possible way and deliver more vehicles and engines than we have for years.”

Delving deeper into the sales breakdown, MAN’s truck sales developed particularly positively in 2023 by growing by 44% year-on-year from 2022 to around 83,700 units. Bus sales for the company rose too by 19% from the previous year to around 5,700 units, with sales of its coaches especially more than doubling to over 1,100 vehicles last year, thanks to a rebound from the pandemic. 

And speaking of the pandemic meanwhile, MAN is proud to report that its van sales in the last 12 months has finally rebounded past its pre-pandemic levels, with 2023 incidentally also the best sales year for its van division to date. Around 26,600 vans were handed over to customers last year, which corresponds to an increase of 23%.

The external engine business can meanwhile similarly look back on a great sales year, with 2023 being its second most successful year after 2014. Around 11 600 engines were delivered to customers last year, more than half of them to the agricultural sector – for use in tractors or combine harvesters, for example. 

Though while its engine business may be showing no sign of slowing down, where MAN really saw an increase in sales was with its EVs. Thanks to the company being able to win important tenders in the city bus business, its sales of e-buses increased by almost three times in the last 12 months, from 263 deliveries in 2022 to 771 units in 2023.

Together with the market launch of the eTruck in October, MAN is thus continuing to systematically pursue its strategy of decarbonizing its vehicle fleet. By 2030, half of all new MAN trucks and around 90% of all new city buses are to have a battery-electric drive. Work is also already underway on the electric coach of the future.

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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