High weight, different packaging, various types of containers and pallet sizes: Beverage transport presents a particularly tough logistical challenge. This makes far-sighted cost management imperative.
Our MAN beverage vehicles bring you economic advancement: With their high payload, low loading edge and high manoeuvrability, MAN trucks ensure that your beverage transport business runs safely, reliably and economically.
Intensive competition, fluctuating prices for raw materials and changing consumer patterns pose ever-growing challenges for the beverage industry and result in high cost pressure.
With their high payload, MAN trucks help you counteract the cost pressure of the beverage industry. Thanks to consistent weight optimisation of all components, our MAN trucks are among the lightest on the market. Innovative efficiency systems additionally reduce your fuel consumption.
Beverage cases, plastic packaging, beer barrels and empty bottles differ significantly in weight: Constantly changing load conditions are a challenge for vehicle and driver alike.
The high axle-load reserves of our MAN beverage vehicles reliably compensate for uneven load conditions and thus ensure sufficient traction and safe manoeuvring.
Due to their high weight and smooth surfaces, crates and beer barrels can easily become unbalanced and start tipping when stacked up high. This makes transporting them difficult, especially on winding roads or stretches with steep slopes.
Apart from body-specific load securing equipment, the stabilisation package with enhanced shock absorbers and stabilisers at the front and rear axle ensure that your fragile load safely reaches its destination. Sensors constantly monitor the driving dynamics. In case of an imminent skidding or tipping hazard, individual wheels are braked and the engine torque is reduced as required. In addition, the Continuous Damping Control (CDC) in the TGX and the TGS prevents excessive swaying of the load by actively adjusting the shock absorbers to the respective driving and load conditions.
Beverage transport from the manufacturer to the central warehouse, supermarket or end consumer takes place via motorways, main roads and in urban settings. The access routes are equally as diverse, and especially in business parks and residential areas, they can be very narrow.
To ensure that you can master even tight access routes with confidence, short wheelbases and a steered trailing axle allow for a turning circle of as little as 16.5 m. In addition, the DM, RM gearshift program of our MAN TipMatic® automatic gearbox allows for high-precision manoeuvring even in tight spacial conditions.
Back problems are among the most common physical ailments of professional truck drivers. Which is not surprising, considering that their daily routine is marked by deadline pressure, night and shift work, as well as unfavourable traffic, weather and visibility conditions.
Reducing the strain on the driver lies at the heart of the equipment at MAN. The cockpit of our trucks is designed for fatigue-free, focussed driving throughout. All cabs conform to the statutory crash safety requirements and provide optimal passenger safety. The mirror concept with main and wide-angle mirror, large ramp mirror and front mirror provide optimum visibility.
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Does your business also cover other areas of long-haul and distribution transport beyond beverage transport? Then the MAN vehicle solutions for the following application segments might be of interest to you.