VW raised its holding of ordinary shares in Munich-based MAN to 73 percent, giving the German car maker control of 71.08 percent of total share capital, MAN said in a statement on Friday. VW previously held 55.9 percent of voting rights and 53.71 percent of share capital.
VW is seeking to integrate MAN more closely with Swedish rival Scania
VW has been pushing for closer cooperation between the two truck makers and its own commercial-vehicles unit to create a three-way linkup that would leapfrog Daimler
The German carmaker has said it holds 71.8 percent of Scania's votes and 49.3 percent of the total capital in the Swedish truckmaker.
MAN declined to comment while a spokesman for VW couldn't immediately be reached.
(Reporting By Andreas Cremer in Berlin, additional reporting by Edward Taylor and Christiaan Hetzner in Frankfurt)