MAN SUPPLIES COACHES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HANDBALL
The 26th Handball World Championship is held in both Germany and Denmark from 10 to 27 January. In total 24 teams will be battling for the title of World Champions. For the German part of the logistics MAN Truck & Bus has offered 12 coaches which will be put in service to move the 24 participating teams in Germany.
The athletes will travel to the matches – taking place in Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Hamburg – in MAN coaches. As "Official Supplier”, MAN Truck & Bus has provided use of eleven coaches from the MAN Lion’s Coach range, and one Neoplan Cityliner – reserved for the German team. This coach has an unmistakeable design and the slogan 'Deutschland fährt MAN' (Germany rides with MAN) written on the black bus. It is equipped with exclusive interior fittings, implemented by the MAN Bus Modification Center (BMC) in Plauen. The vehicle features a rear lounge with a table, and seven individual VIP seats made of leather. The team coach is also equipped with two vis à vis tables, a comfortable kitchen and a high-tech multimedia system and is powered by a 440 hp (324 kW) diesel engine. The German Handball team's mobile headquarters has numerous assistance systems that will ensure on-board safety, including the BirdView Camera System, the Electronic Brake System (EBS), the Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), plus the Lane Guard System (LGS) and the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
The other Handball World Championship teams are from the MAN's Lion's Coach range – which are up to 14 metres long – offer first-class comfort paired with high economic efficiency.