MAN vs the city

Motor producer MAN Diesel says it may be forced to move many of its 2,000 jobs in Denmark to its home market in Germany.

MAN, whose Danish headquarters are located on the Copenhagen waterfront, says the city’s plans to convert much of the disused industrial area to residential and recreational areas threaten its ability to carry out research, development and testing on the site.

“If the city presents us with tougher air quality requirements, we could be forced to relocate,” said Thomas S Knudsen, MAN Diesel's managing director.

MAN Diesel said the city has in the past accommodated its wishes and required that new housing not be built within 150 metres of the company’s testing facilities, but that the City Council's plans for development were increasingly squeezing it out. 

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