FRANKFURT (Dow Jones) – The commercial vehicle and industrial group MAN expects quick results from the first Spar close cooperation with Scania of Sweden, currently being prepared.
‘Perhaps we have already this year, initial success when it comes around to the purchase of standard parts ", said George Pachta-Reyhofen, CEO of MAN SE, in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ / Wednesday edition). Remains clear for him, "We will continue as separate brands and thus act as competitors." A joint distribution there would not be.
MAN’s CEO, who has been in office in December 2009, announced that MAN Nutzfahrzeuge this year to sell 10,000 vehicles this anymore. This represents an increase compared to 2009 of more than 20% to about 57,000 vehicles. This increase, so Pachta-Reyhofen would have a direct impact positively on employment, as the stock with 5000-6000 vehicles was optimal at present.
It would still be in the second half short time, but not to the extent of the first six months. After losses in the first quarter, according to MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Pachta-Reyhofen for the rest of the year will again write profits.
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