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FC Bayern and MAN extend partnership

MAN and FC Bayern Munich have extended their partnership, which began in 2008, by a further three years to 2019. This was announced today in Munich by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of FC Bayern München AG, and Joachim Drees, CEO of MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus AG.


“Along with the whole city of Munich, MAN and FC Bayern Munich are united by a constant demand for the highest level of performance,” stated Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “We are delighted to continue this partnership and hope for many more titles together in the future.” Joachim Drees also expressed his excitement. “We have been working with FC Bayern for eight years now, and they have consistently proven themselves at the highest level in Europe. The partnership will help us to further develop the internationalisation of our brand. With the extension of the contract, we can continue on our successful paths together for the next three years.”


MAN’s commitment goes beyond just the provision of transport vehicles, but central to the interaction is the MAN Lion’s Coach L as the club’s team bus. “We want to create the magic of the team bus in new ways every year and are constantly looking for innovative ways of doing so,” says Hartmut Sander, Vice President of MAN Truck & Bus AG. “The partnership with MAN is very important for FC Bayern,” commented Andreas Jung, Director of Marketing for FC Bayern. “Hardly any other product is so close to the team, so we are pleased that MAN supports us with such high quality. The team bus is where the match preparations begin.”


Munich drives MAN


MAN has been an official partner of FC Bayern Munich since 2008. As its commercial vehicle partner, MAN provides the German record title-holders with their official team bus as well as a mobile fan shop. The FC Bayern Munich basketball team also travels to its home and away games on a MAN Lion’s Coach L.