As a PACCAR company, Leyland Trucks is a leader in applying state-of-the-art technology to the design of the products we engineer and to the processes we employ to produce that product. World class systems and equipment throughout the business, coupled with our team enterprise culture ensures that we meet the most demanding standards of quality and service that our customers have grown to expect of us and that we expect of ourselves.
PACCAR’s European Information Technology Division (ITD) supports Leyland Trucks and its sister company DAF with state-of-the-art IT systems throughout the entire life cycle of product development, production and logistics. In office environments, Leyland Trucks employees can rely on modern PC and network systems that provide the highest levels of efficiency and quality. Product development work is supported by modern CAD/CAM systems and 3D programs, allowing for great efficiency and world class product development. In the factory, our employees can access detailed work instructions and information via our interactive Electronic Work Instruction (EWI) system, direct via screens in their working environment.
The Design Centre in leyland employs 100 engineers who work with the latest computer aided technologies. The centre has comprehensive research and testing facilities, including a state-of-the-art anechoic chamber for a wide range of noise measurements. The DAF Technical Center in Eindhoven also comprises sophisticated engine testing facilities, featuring 34 highly advanced engine test chambers. The engine test center plays a crucial role in the future development of the most efficient and environmentally friendly engines and enables DAF to build on its leading position in engine development.
Leyland Truck’s world class manufacturing facility is operated in conjunction with the principles of the PACCAR Production System (PPS) and is supported by PACCAR investments in the most modern manufacturing equipment and the latest technologies. Since its acquisition of Leyland Trucks, PACCAR has invested significantly in the Leyland plant to ensure it stays at the forefront of truck production and more recently to prepare for production of the all-new Euro 6 DAF model range that we produce. As with all PACCAR plants, Leyland Trucks employs a continuous improvement approach to manufacturing supported by PPS and Six Sigma, to ensure that we always get the best out of our processes and equipment and ensures our capability to deliver world class products and services to our customers.