Karachi: With a launch event MAN Diesel & Turbo Pakistan announced the expansion of its premises in Lahore. At the same time the company joins hands with its sister company MAN Truck & Bus for the launch of the commercial vehicles division in Pakistan and its latest product, the TGS WW. The MAN location in Lahore will be the first where the two sister companies reside under one roof.
The event was attended by the President LCCI (Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries), Mr. Farooq Iftikhar and many high esteemed VIP guests from the local trade business. H.E. Mr. Axel Wech, Ambassador of Austria represented together with the Hon. Counsel of the German Embassy, Mr. Anees Ur Rehman, the two home bases of MAN.
‘’MAN Diesel & Turbo Pakistan’s exceptional performance and impeccable credentials were key factors when MAN Truck & Bus decided to choose its representative in Pakistan. We see Pakistan as an important market with a lot of potential”, says David van Graan, Head of MAN Center Middle East and Vice President Sales and Marketing. “I am confident that we can deliver a world class value proposition through MAN Diesel & Turbo Pakistan backed by a MAN trained service team, customer oriented mind-set, and our innovative brand heritage to emerge as the leading player in Pakistan’s commercial vehicle industry.”
MAN Diesel & Turbo Pakistan started in Lahore in 2008 and currently offers its customers after sales services for large bore diesel engines and turbomachinery, including workshops and field service activities. Pakistan is a significant market for both marine and power applications of MAN Diesel & Turbo. The 225 MW Atlas Power Plant in Lahore with eleven MAN 18V48/60 engines and a ten-year Operation & Maintenance contract along with 225MW HUBCO Power Plant in Narowal with same number of engines and a six-year long term service agreement are important reference for the power generation business, for instance.
The expansion of the premises of MAN Diesel & Turbo Pakistan is owing to the increase of capacities to realize the sizeable maintenance contracts the company has undertaken. Furthermore, the premises are extended and customized in such way that MAN Truck & Bus can start its business in Pakistan and develop its sales and after sales services for the region, showcasing trucks, buses and high speed engines in Lahore.
‘’Pakistan is an important market for all our business areas“, says Dr. Stephan Timmermann, responsible for the Strategic Business Units Marine Systems and the After Sales Division PrimeServ in the MAN Diesel & Turbo Executive Board. “Further opportunities arise from the infrastructure projects starting in the near future coupled with the trade corridor opening from India to Central Asian countries.”
‘’Pakistan is among the D-8 countries with an annual growth rate of 7.5% GDP for 2000-2007. This led to high demand of power in the country and MAN Diesel & Turbo decided to have its representation in Pakistan which has proved to be the right decision reflected by profitable growth in the last four years’’, says Imran Ghani, Managing Director of MAN Pakistan. “In context of this growth, MAN Diesel & Turbo Pakistan finds it the right combination to grow the business in the field of commercial vehicles.”