MAN vehicle solution for loading and transporting bulky logs.

Body manufacturers build upon and build with MAN

Our services for body manufacturers: from technical information to joint vehicle development

As a body manufacturer you know how important it is to have the perfect connection between body and truck. Our customers can benefit from elaborate performance and optimum transport efficiency only through well-engineered interaction of both components.

body manufacturing process

Are you already in the body manufacturing process and need more information or support?

If so, we will be happy to help you on our body manufacturing process page. There you will find detailed information and links to further information on the configuration, production and registration of your vehicle.

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News and interesting facts for MAN Body Builders

Heavy haulage with the MAN TGX

Heavy haulage with the MAN TGX

The haulage of large and heavy goods represents the supreme discipline in the transport world. A clear case for MAN’s introduction of its new truck generation to include the development of new heavy-duty tractor units to tow weights up to 250 tons and beyond. A demonstration vehicle from this new generation is now about to face the acid test: with over 370 tons in a push-pull traction unit.

MAN Team

"Service maintenance" checklist

Simpler, more structured and easily accessible

MAN Costumer Service Managements’s new maintenance checklist "Service maintenance" is available in the MAN Service Portal in 33 languages.
This is for avoidance of damage from standing through proper storage and regular inspection and care of the vehicles with the objective: handover of the vehicle to the customer in a technically and optically perfect condition.
We kindly ask for your attention and thank you for your support.

Trucknology Roadshow

MAN Trucknology® Roadshow

Our Trucknology® RoadShow (TRS) vehicles are on the road again this year. The interesting vehicle concepts are created in cooperation with our body builder partners at the MAN Branch Competence Center (BCC). They show innovations in the bodywork sector as well as in our MAN vehicles.

MAN at Trade Fairs

Trade fairs, events and conferences

Your MAN Body Builder contact persons are personally available to you at the following trade fairs, events, and conferences. We look forward to seeing you.

MAN product range with YouTube channel

MAN on video

Experience MAN! On our YouTube channel, we present our latest vehicles and interesting facts from the MAN world.

MANTED® Newsletter

Current technical innovations, changes etc. can be found in the MANTED® newsletter archive. Press the button, register at MANTED® and select the MANTED® newsletter in the profile area.

The newsletter of our body manufacturer portal MAN ABBI® provides regular information about new offers and services.

Stay up-to-date

Get regularly the latest news and services for body manufacturers. Simply select the newsletter section in our MAN ABBI® Body Builder Portal. Done.

Click here for the newsletter for MAN body manufacturers

Smart Tachograph 2.0

The production launch date of the new Smart Tacho 2.0 has to be postponed to 01.06.2023. You can find more information here:

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Test version of ABBI Next: beta version B.4 will be available soon

The next test version, the so-called “spring release” (B.4), will be available to all ABBI users from mid-April.
Until then, however, there is already version B.3. where you can discover and test new features.

You are again invited to try ABBI Next and send us your feedback to Thanks a lot for this! Your ABBI team.”

You can access the new portal on the ABBI website you are familiar with ( in the grey command bar under Links -> New: ABBI Next.

The new MAN Truck Generation – ready for your perfect body

The new MAN Truck Generation defines driving comfort and transport efficiency in an unprecedented way. Get to know the highlights of the new MAN fleet now.

Our new model range offers body manufacturers unparalleled flexibility and exceptional design options. Thanks to the revamped design of our vehicle configurator, you can now take full advantage of these possibilities. Right from the selection of the basic vehicle, the vehicle configurator provides you with all the important technical data and drawings. This makes it easier for you to design your bodies and come to an agreement with your customer. You can find the truck configurator for the new MAN Truck Generation in our Body Builder Portal MAN ABBI®.

Services and vehicle solutions

The MAN Branch Competence Center (BCC) presents vehicle solutions to potential customers.

Branch Competence Centre

A grand entrance for your body solutions

Use our MAN Branch Competence Center (BCC) at the Truck Forum Munich as a showroom for your body solutions. This is where our industry experts present exclusive complete vehicles of our BCC partners to interested parties and customers – as truck to go or as demonstration model.
You can also rent the BCC and use it for your own customer events. In addition, we offer the opportunity to send your vehicle concepts on tour throughout Europe with our Trucknology® RoadShow – public attention guaranteed.

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Trucks to go from MAN

Trucks to go

Jointly developed complete vehicles to go

In the Trucks to go partner programme, you as a truck body specialist develop ideally conceived concepts for ready-to-use vehicles together with our industry experts. All industry solutions are professionally marketed and jointly offered to our customers.

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MAN Trucknology Roadshow

MAN Trucknology® RoadShow

MAN Trucknology® RoadShow (TRS) vehicles are planned every summer for the next year.
We work with body builders to develop interesting concepts for our mutual customers who can test them over several days. The vehicles are also used at events and trade fairs - both always in consultation with the body builder. The prerequisite for this cooperation is that the body builder is a partner of the MAN Branch Competence Center (BCC). Under the following link you can view the current vehicle program for information.

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MAN Individual supplies individually modified vehicles such as this heavy-duty loading crane.

MAN Individual

We build you exactly the chassis you need.

Your customer needs a special body which does not fit to any chassis from series-production? No problem! We build exactly the chassis you need.

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MAN ProfiDrive®

Specific training courses also for special industries and applications

Cost-effective and safe transport is not only a question of vehicle technology. It is also important that fleet managers and drivers are able to drive their vehicles with confidence. They must get comprehensive and competent instruction in technical innovations. This is the only way they can make the best possible use of their vehicles. We offer all necessary training courses. Our experts’ training offers range from regular training for professional drivers in accordance with BKrFQG to industry- and application-specific trainings on the job.

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Partners in Body Builder Management

The Body Builder Certification Programme offers profitable opportunities to body manufacturers

MAN Certification Programme for body manufacturers

Our certification programme for body manufacturers seeks to pool your and our expertise to form a strong team. Your opportunities for cooperation range from registration with your company profile to receiving the status of Certified Body Builder.

MAN Truck & Bus SE Body Builder Certification brochure

Contact person at MAN Body Builder Management

Your contact persons at MAN Body Builder Management

We make your truck bodies attractive for customers. Our team develops (new) vehicle and body concepts together with you.
Are you looking for contacts? Open the “Contact persons” section in the MAN ABBI® Portal.

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MAN Code of Conduct

MAN Code of Conduct

We strive for fair and peaceful coexistence and for an inclusive and sustainable global economy. As a company and together with our employees, suppliers, and business partners. Worldwide.

Learn more about the MAN Code of Conduct

Do you have any further questions?

Then get in touch! You will also find additional details in our further links.

Future mobility with MAN


The new MAN eTGE

MAN’s first all-electric van: Emission-free and super-silent, this vehicle is at home in any environmental zone, and an asset for any city. The MAN eTGE is just as reliable and spacious as its proven MAN van counterparts.


The new MAN eTGM

Our first fully electric MAN eTruck makes urban distribution traffic emission-free and super-silent. It shoulders just as much load capacity as the models with conventional combustion engines.

Transport Solutions

MAN Transport Solutions will enable you to harness the benefits of alternative drives strategically and cost-effectively: From individual vehicle deployment planning and management of the charging infrastructure to staff training and support for your service workshop.