Once all the parts are there, the vehicle is professionally screwed together. There is of course no shortage of motivation to work with extreme precision when constructing the miniature truck. After all, you want your own truck to look really impressive later on.
A highlight is the handover event for the trucks.
“Wow, have you seen the red truck?” or “I like the silver one at the back the best” are the type of comments you hear. But it really is quite a spectacle when 60 to 70 colourful trucks are all lined up on parade at the official handover at the MAN site.
The apprentices are really excited. Up until then, they've only been able to talk to friends and family about their truck - but then they are finally allowed to take their pride and joy home.
Colleagues, trainers, managers and the works council are all there for the big day and want to admire the trucks made by the latest class of apprentices. The apprentices can naturally be proud if their work gets this much attention.
Trucks in the spotlight
Many of the small trucks really make it to the big time. This is because they are just too good not to be used by MAN.
The miniature versions of the trucks are perfect for MAN to use as a promotional method. It may thus be the case that one or two of them turn up again, for example on a trade fair stand, at apprenticeship shows or at an educational congress with a key advertising message on the semi-trailer. This is assuming of course that the appprentice is happy for their truck to embark on a long trip.