Ten years of the MAN Engine Academy: Training for marine, off-road and gas engines now also available online


Training courses for functionality, diagnostic strategies and maintenance; in-person seminars on all continents and at the customer's premises; online seminars now also available

At the MAN Engine Academy in MAN Truck & Bus's International Engine Competence Centre in Nuremberg, MAN Engines have been training end customers and service companies in how to handle MAN engines properly for ten years. Just in time for this year's anniversary, online training is now also being offered. Regular maintenance intervals are crucial for marine, off-road and gas engines to ensure that they are working correctly and have a long service life. To this end, experienced specialists train certified service support points, sales partners' service staff and end customers in three- to five-day courses at the MAN Engine Academy in the Engine Competence Centre in Nuremberg. From now on, customers can choose between even more training options. In addition to in-person seminars in Nuremberg and the responsible national representatives in Florida for the Americas and Singapore for the continent of Asia, training can also be provided directly at the customer's premises. In addition to these in-person events, there is now also online training available, meaning that travel time and costs can be saved. "MAN is synonymous with high-quality products and customer proximity. With our online training courses, we're paying off on our brand promise of "Simplifying Business" for our customers," says Reiner Rößner, Head of Sales at MAN Engines. In theory and practice, the training courses – including the online ones – are all about the functionality, diagnostic strategies and maintenance of MAN engines, which are used all around the world in agricultural machinery, railway applications, combined heat and power plants or ships, for example.

For Reiner Rößner, the MAN Engine Academy is an integral part of ensuring quality in engine servicing, "MAN guarantees not only the highest product quality, but also the best service quality. It's therefore extremely important to us that we have excellently trained service staff. With MAN Engine Academy's expanded training programme, we're making a major contribution to making practical expertise available to all customers worldwide in a flexible way."

Since 2012, up to four training courses have been taking place in parallel in the MAN Engine Academy, which covers an area of over 1000 square metres. In the premises specially designed for engine training, extensive training equipment is available for practical use in addition to cutting-edge training material for the theoretical content – from functioning engines for the application being taught to state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, exhaust aftertreatment systems and system modules of the respective machines and vehicles. In addition, the two integrated training test benches mean that engines can be operated under realistic conditions and practical fault situations can be simulated. All training situations can now also be presented digitally and integrated into training courses online.

Boris Gerlach, Lead Trainer at the MAN Engine Academy, expresses his satisfaction with the expanded training programme: "With MAN Engine Academy's range of online courses, we provide our course participants with a state-of-the-art training environment and even more opportunities to familiarise themselves with our engines. We've also made our high quality standard a prerequisite to designing our online training courses."

Training courses for marine, off-road and gas engines can be booked in the "MAN Engine Academy" area of www.man-engines.com.