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Arizona, here we come!

I have already written about my experiences of summer testing in North Africa a few times on the MANN+HUMMEL blog. On these trips we repeatedly encountered difficulties with our travel arrangements. When it came to organising the summer engine testing for one of our major clients in the summer of 1976,

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Learning by doing…

… this saying always springs to mind when I think about the early dust tests carried out for one of our major clients, a project for which I provided technical support when I was working in this field. Like all vehicle manufacturers, this client required their vehicles to be suitable for use in all countries.

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50 degrees in the shade…

Back in June 1980, I was conducting one of my last tests in El Golea, in the Algerian Sahara. One of our major clients, who I was working for, and their Bavarian subsidiary, who had brought their own test engineers with them, were there too.

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Forty years…

“MANN+HUMMEL to sell Plant 1 on Hindenburgstraße” – when I read this headline in the newspaper, my thoughts immediately turned to the past. To the distant past, in fact. They went all the way back to 1951. Back then, I was a pupil learning about traditional brick-building techniques for the first time,

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A stifling bus journey

Back in the 70s and 80s, we used to carry out a good deal of summer tests in Algeria and Tunisia for our major clients based in Northern Germany. Before each trip there, the question at the forefront of my mind was always the same: How do I get to the oasis this time?

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A surprise encounter in Otjiwarongo

Namibia is a wonderful country to visit – one that more than lives up to the beautiful pictures in the glossy travel brochures. I visited the ‘Land of the Brave’ in southern Africa five years ago and recently returned for an extended tour with my wife and a couple of friends from the end of September to the middle of October.

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