UPDATE 2-MAN eyes 2,000 job cuts in VW-led trucks revamp -sources

miércoles 17 de junio de 2015 12:29 GYT

* MAN, unions nearing end of reorganisation talks -sources

* Company will abandon truck production at Salzgitter -sources

* Management, unions not seeking outright dismissals -sources

* MAN, VW decline comment (Adds VW CEO comment, detail on job cuts and background)

By Irene Preisinger, Andreas Cremer and Alexandra Schwarz-Goerlich

MUNICH/BERLIN/VIENNA, June 17 (Reuters) - Germany's MAN SE could cut as many as 2,000 jobs at its main trucks division as the Volkswagen-owned company slims operations under a wider reorganisation of production, company and union sources said.

Management and union officials at MAN have been in talks for months on how to reshuffle truck production to achieve planned savings of more than 600 million euros ($676 million) by 2017 to make it more efficient as parent VW pushes to become a global force in trucks.

VW, Europe's largest vehicle manufacturer, has spent billions of euros over the past decade on expanding stakes in MAN and Scania to fulfil a long-standing ambition to compete with truck market leaders Daimler and Volvo .

But it has yet to reap significant cost savings from the combination and last month aligned MAN and Swedish peer Scania in a new truck holding company.   Continuación...