1966 has witnessed a policy on the MAN Truck & Bus. MAN Truck & Bus, for the first time made a production out of Germany. For production abroad, Turkey market is very appropriate, because the country were carried out by road passenger transport and freight transport at higher rates. MAN trucks and buses are also known in the market and used in Turkey since the 1950s. Ercanlar Company in cooperation with MAN, MAN vehicles sold in the country was doing. At that time, MAN commercial vehicles in Turkey was granted 20% of the market.
Change in country conditions, the prohibition of imports of trucks on the agenda in 1962 and continued until smooth cooperation. Truck ban on imports of finished vehicles only covered completely. Ercanlar company of the MAN Truck & Bus and truck parts imports by maintaining vehicles in Turkey agreed to the realization of assembly.
Thus, MAN Turkey Inc. on March 5, 1966 in 1/3 of the share capital of MAN Truck & Bus-owned by Tevfik Ercan Ercanlar Company in partnership with MAN Truck & Bus Industry Co., Ltd. (MANAŞ) opened in the name of the factory facilities established in Istanbul and in the same year. 25 May 1967, just a few days after the expiration of the factory production May 29, 1967, the band was the first vehicle produced in Turkey: the middle class produced by MAN truck segment since the ve1957'den 520 H. model, the red-nosed MAN phrase among the population.
Bus production was started in 1968 after the truck production. 535 production model will be revised in accordance with the conditions of Turkey passed means of travel. Turkish companies are also carried out by the installation of the superstructure at 420 FOC-type chassis were produced.
MANAŞ Istanbul, integration of components from Germany does not only, but also in parts produced in its own facilities. At that time, the Turkish government supported the use of the majority of components are manufactured in our country. MANAŞ components produced on the premises, and the originals have been manufactured with superior quality, true to your success in this regard was provided. Some parts were manufactured from the Turkish suppliers. Following the ban on the import of truck cabins MANAŞ 1969, decided to produce enclosures.
MANAŞ production and sales continued successfully until 1980, exports in 1980, decided to bending. Due to the advantage of the geopolitical position of Turkey, close to the region and exports to Central Asia could be implemented easily. MANAŞ at the beginning of 1981, the fair held in Baghdad, the new 16,190 H model water tanker, dump truck 16190 HK model was introduced. Egyptian and Kuwaiti officials MANAŞ means Egypt, Iraq and Syria in February 1981 in order to realize the sales have gone through the link MANAŞ officials. If the contract has been signed with Lebanon, a dealer at the end of 1981.
Positive and stable due to the weather blowing in Turkey in 1981, the project has been initiated for the establishment of an engine plant and 1/3 of the share ratio MAN'a MAN-motor factory was established. However, Ankara this time was determined as the factory location. The General Assembly convened in March 1982, and in November they visited MAN Motor engine factory in Nuremberg for training employees.
After two years of work, the then Prime Minister Turgut Ozal in Ankara on 27 November 1984, Ministers, Members of Parliament, the Bavarian Minister of Economy and Transport, Ercan Holding Board of Directors, with the participation of officials and MAN Truck & Bus MAN Engine Factory was opened. Manas became 400 units were delivered to the engine the same year.
Retrieved from truck factories in Ankara and Istanbul in 1985, focused on the production of buses. However, production was suspended in August 1988 due to the financial crises and the banks to support the company came up. In 1990 production started again. However, due to the difficulties began to take place in 1992, raised in 1988, but failed to take over management of the remaining MAN Truck & bus came up again. MAN Truck & Bus After lengthy negotiations, the rate of 30% MANAŞ 'was a common Manas in 1995 took over the management of all administrative and industrial. Bus production was relocated from Istanbul to Ankara in Ankara, combined with all the production facilities. As a member of the Executive Board, Mr. Bronze Koman, as Chairman of the Executive Board appointed Mr. Fahrnberger.
SL 232 municipal bus travel bus S2000 production was ordered into production the same year.
Motor factory was purchased in 1996. In 1997, production capacity increased to 4 buses per day and increased to 81% shares of MAN Truck & bus. In 2002, "8.5 Project" and bus production capacity was doubled, and in the share capital structure of MAN Truck & Bus Group MANAŞ rate of 99.9% and the company name "MAN Turkey Inc. was changed to".
Ylında entered the Turkish market in 2003 with the name of Fortuna, and the world market for the first time at the Hannover Fair in October 2002 Lion's Coach (single axle) and the Lion's Top Coach (double axle) buses are introduced in the name of MAN Truck & bus design work began with the restructuring of Turkish MAN engineers and designers with the participation of the first travel date has passed, and the bus and the bus passengers were introduced to customers at a ceremony in Istanbul.
Capacity building project "Evolution 2004", with the factory 2000 buses per year, in other words, the capacity to produce a bus every 100 minutes and reached the industrial production started. Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, as well as the opening ceremony of the Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of the Board of MAN Truck & Bus, customers, suppliers, and participated in a crowded press corps.
Evolution 2004 increased by 26% of the total production area 47,000 ² removed. Paintshop areas, warehouses, expanded, closed in equipment used in the production areas and production improvements were raised. MAN Turkey, investments in excess of 80 million Euros bus MAN Truck & Bus has become a production base.
The same year, a three-axle model Fortuna Fortuna Mega bus travel was introduced to the press.
These buses criteria, form, function and innovation of the world's most prestigious reddot design award "Winner 2003" award were registered in their quality. TGA also building a new generation of a large number of series are invited to a night held in introduced.
MAN Turkey, the highest corporate tax payer in the 2000s and took place in the top five among the members of ASO performs successful exports. Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) specification "Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises" list rose to 51.sıraya MAN Turkey, still remains the first face-ranking.