12. März 2021, 09:32 Uhr | Stefanie Eckardt
Special vehicle manufacturer Binz will take over MAN's site in Plauen.
The management of MAN Truck & Bus has reached a preliminary agreement with BINZ Ambulance- und Umwelttechnik regarding the sale of the MAN site in Plauen. In September 2020, MAN announced that the company was considering the option of closing the plant as part of its far-reaching realignment.
BINZ, manufacturer of special vehicles based in Ilmenau, a city in the eastern German state of Thuringia, has considered – in addition to the proximity – that the expertise of the Plauen employees in the field of vehicle modification is a significant factor in the company's interest in acquiring the site. In addition to the real estate and production facilities, the Thuringian company will take over all of the employees.
Both parties are planning to complete the transaction by April 1, 2021. At the Plauen site, MAN Truck & Bus performed modifications for buses and vans. This work will be done by plants that manufacture base vehicles in the future.