PACCAR held an opening ceremony today to launch its new DAF assembly plant in Brasil. The ceremony, led by Mark Pigott, PACCAR chairman and chief executive officer, and Parana Governor, Beto Richa, was attended by state and local officials, DAF Brasil dealers, suppliers, transport companies and business and educational leaders.
DAF Trucks Limited has been named as the winner in the Large Employer of the Year category in the Thames Valley regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013 for its National Dealer Apprentice Programme.
The handover of five DAF LF55 18 tonners to Northamptonshire palletised distribution operator Freightroute marks a 20 year relationship with the supplying dealer Brian Currie (Milton Keynes) Ltd.
South Wales operator C J Bird Transport has taken delivery of two DAF XF tractor units that meet the Euro 6 emissions standard following what managing director Chris Bird describes as “exceptionally good fuel consumption” during trials with a demonstrator.
Robust, powerful, efficient and developed for maximum durability
DAF is launching the new Euro 6 CF Construction, specially developed for applications in the building and construction industry that require regular off-road driving. The CF Construction features an increased approach angle and high ground clearance for good off-road capabilities and numerous clever details for maximum availability, low operating costs and class-leading ease of use. The sturdy styling elements on the CF Construction also give the new LF Construction an individual appearance.
Fast growing Merseyside operator Abbey Logistics Group has put 10 new DAF XF105 tractor units and 15 Feldbinder dry powder tanks on the road to meet a contract it has secured with Lhoist UK, a leading producer of lime products.
Meeting demanding time critical delivery requirements for the automotive, aeronautical and pharmaceutical industries is a key element of the work that will be undertaken by a pair of Euro 6 compliant DAF XF460 tractor units that have just joined the fleet of GBA Services.
PACCAR Financial Services Achieves Record First Half Pretax Income
“PACCAR reported good revenues and net income for the second quarter of 2013,” said Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s second quarter results reflect the benefits of gradually improving truck sales and strong aftermarket parts and financial services results worldwide. I am very proud of our 22,000 employees who have delivered excellent results to our shareholders and customers.”
For DAF's continued growth in Europe and the introduction of Euro 6
PACCAR Parts has opened its new state-of-the-art PACCAR Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Eindhoven. The new parts distribution centre has a surface area of 26,000 m², can store over 65,000 different truck parts and will play an important role in the continued growth of DAF Trucks in the European market. The construction of the new PDC involved an investment of around €30 million.
The first DAF Euro 6 emissions compliant XF Super Space Cab to be ordered by a British operator has gone into service with Glossop based David G Davies & Sons Ltd.