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MAN Truck & Bus UK appoints Stefan Thyssen as new managing director

Stefan Thyssen, managing director, MAN Truck & Bus UK

MAN Truck & Bus UK has appointed Stefan Thyssen as its new managing director

He succeeds Thomas Hemmerich, who is becoming the managing director for the national sales company, Korea, which also includes responsibility for the Austral/Asia region.

Thyssen is currently head of MAN Truck & Bus Scandinavia and will take up his new position on July 1.

He said: “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to head up MAN Truck & Bus UK and I’ve very much looking forward to once again meeting with customers, the dealer network and the team.

“Given the importance of the UK market, I want to continue the focus of strengthening our established footprint and ensure our customers receive an industry-leading level of support.”

Thyssen started working with MAN Truck & Bus in 2007 and has held a variety of roles including business development, corporate planning, program management and group controlling, all based in Munich.

He moved to MAN Truck & Bus UK in 2017 to become finance director. He moved into his current role, covering Denmark, Norway and Sweden, in 2020.

In January MAN Truck & Bus UK acquired five dealerships located across central England as part of its purchase of the HRVS Group.

In 2018, MAN Truck & Bus committed to an investment of £20 million in the UK branch network.

This has seen several new site openings (an all-new branch has been opened in Gateshead, for instance) and existing site improvements (the Nuneaton branch was completely renovated).

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