MAN equips Tabaluga with tour fleet

Peter Maffay presented with 17 vehicles at the IAA Commercial Vehicle trade fair

MAN is supporting the Tabaluga tour “Tabaluga und die Zeichen der Zeit” with a full tour fleet. It has handed 15 semitrailer tractors and two buses over to Peter Maffay at the IAA Commercial Vehicle trade fair in Hanover. The vehicles will transport the Tabaluga crew, the sets, and the equipment to their tour stops.

At the handover on the innovation stage at the IAA Commercial Vehicle trade fair, Peter Maffay himself drove one of the MAN TGX heavy trucks. The impressive fleet of 17 elaborately designed tour vehicles was accompanied by a band and the Tabaluga characters.

“Reliable trucks and buses are imperative for the logistics of the tour and this is where we completely count on MAN. Furthermore, the wonderfully designed vehicles will bring a lot of attention. Everyone will look!” said Peter Maffay.

The tour starts in Hamburg on October 12. The 15 MAN TGX 18.440 semitrailer tractors boasting 440 hp will transport over 250 tons of material from city to city. At the same time, two MAN Lion’s Coaches will take around 40 artists and dancers to their shows in 17 German cities. The MAN Lion’s Coach already serves as a comfortable team coach for a large number of famous soccer clubs like FC Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund. On the Tabaluga tour, the coaches will serve as a place of recreation for the actors and the dancers.