New wheels for faster rescue response


Germany’s emergency response organisation THW receives new MAN trucks to reliably perform rescue missions.


WHEN PEOPLE ARE STUCK in emergency situations, the rescue teams of Germany’s THW organisation are quick to respond. They not only locate and rescue afflicted humans, but also provide the necessary infrastructure, such as power supply and water supply, or the construction of bridges and roads. THW therefore enjoys a stellar reputation, both nationally and abroad. To ensure that these volunteer helpers will continue to rapidly reach their sites of deployment in future, the procurement office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) awarded MAN a contract for the delivery of up to 210 personnel vehicles. These trucks are well-tested MAN TGM 18.290 models with 4×4 all-wheel drive, leaf-spring suspension at both front and rear axles, dual cabs, and a 4,200-millimetre wheelbase. The platform/canvas construction is equipped with a loading tailgate, supplied by the body


expert Freytag Karosseriebau GmbH & Co. KG. MAN serves as the general contractor for the entire procurement project of the Ministry. Holger Mandel, Chairman of the Management Board at MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland, stated that “we consider this major contract an extraordinary vote of confidence by the BMI. It represents yet another milestone in a longstanding business relationship and is both a motivation and an incentive for us to view customer focus as the highest priority when developing vehicles and servicing vehicles.”


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