The MAN TGE as a conference van


Top-quality office fittings from the MAN Bus Modification Centre (BMC) in Plauen

The MAN Sales division has always excelled at creating and supplying the optimum bodies and interior equipment for customers and their businesses. A collaboration between the BMC (Bus Modification Center) in Plauen and the MAN South East Sales Region has now led to the creation of an exclu-sive mobile office and conference van for mobile working.

At the centre of the tinted-window MAN TGE are four Pullman swivel-chairs with integrated seat belts, arranged around two folding tables, with face-to-face positioning which can be retained while travelling too. A lowboard with a refrigerator and a small kitchenette directly behind the driver and passen-ger compartment as well as a ceiling-high cabinet for use as a cloakroom and luggage stowage in the rear complete the conference space at the front and rear. The side panels to the left and right of the seat group feature 230 V power outlets, USB connections and inductive charging cradles as well as an on-board router to ensure the necessary networking. And as if that wasn’t enough: the lowboard features an integrated 42-inch monitor that can be extended electrically at the touch of a button if need be. This can be used to display files stored on laptops or video cameras via HDMI wireless transmission. Cup holders and dark ship flooring ensure a homely ambi-ence. The same goes for the indirect interior lighting with separately dim-mable LED spotlights above the tables. An electrically extending step makes it easier to get in and out of the MAN TGE too.

The first ‘Office-TGE’, which will go on to be used as an exhibition and demonstration vehicle in the sales region, has now been handed over to Martin Zaindl (Regional Head of Sales Trucks, South East Sales Region) by Wolfgang Aigner (MAN Modification Center) and Frank Hilpert (Plauen Works Council) at the MAN Truck Forum in Munich. Martin Zaindl was visi-bly excited: “It’s not just the first-class service and all the assistance features that give our MAN TGE the wow-factor. It’s also incredibly versatile – in terms of both its model range and its interior equipment, as evidenced by this project: used as a mobile office, the TGE gives you the chance to get work done flexibly and irrespective of location. We are so pleased with it that we have ordered two more Office TGEs.”