DAF expands its CF range
DAF now also supplies the Euro 6 CF with the PACCAR PX-7 engine in a number of models with three axles. These combine a higher payload with the efficiency of the 6.7-litre six-cylinder engine.
In a move to support a major education initiative and to stimulate career-interest in the automotive industry, Leyland Trucks is lending considerable resources to the new £13 million Innovation and STEM (iSTEM) Centre at Preston’s College in Fulwood, Preston which opens for business this September. In so doing, Leyland Trucks forms a unique partnership with Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Lancashire County Council and the Chamber of Commerce.
Within the DAF Board of Management Richard Zink has been promoted to Director of Marketing & Sales, effective July 15, 2015. He will succeed Ron Bonsen, who will retire, effective September 30, 2015.
DAF unveils Future Truck Chassis Concept (FTCC)
With a vision to further increasing transport efficiency, DAF has built a prototype distribution truck with a significantly lower kerb weight. Thanks to the application of innovative and patented chassis design innovations in combination with lightweight materials and components, the Future Truck Chassis Concept (FTCC) achieves a remarkable weight saving of no less than 500 kilograms on a 12 tonne LF truck, which already offers a low kerb weight for highest payload.
“PACCAR reported higher revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2015,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s truck segment results improved compared to last year reflecting the benefits of stronger industry truck sales in North America. PACCAR generated excellent aftermarket sales and financial services results. I am very proud of our 23,000 employees who have delivered industry leading products and services to our customers worldwide.”
Leyland Trucks has chosen Runshaw Business Centre to advance the leadership and managerial skills of more than 60 members of its workforce.
On Wednesday, February 25th, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte unveiled the millionth Eindhoven-produced DAF truck. He then presented the truck to Mr. Bálint Révész from the Hungarian transport company bearing the same name, which specializes in bulk and tanker transport.
For a high payload and maximum manoeuvrability
DAF is launching the CF and XF tractor units with a steered trailing rear axle. These units have been specially designed for applications requiring a high payload combined with maximum manoeuvrability.
The Leyland Trucks Charity ‘Helping Hand’ is proud to continue its tradition of supporting local good causes by recently donating £500 to Galloway’s Society for the Blind which supports over 7,000 blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire.
New functionalities for maximum efficiency
DAF Trucks has completely renewed its special website for the bodybuilder industry (www.DAFBBI.com). The online platform is now available in no less than thirteen languages and makes it even easier for bodybuilders to access advice and guidance on mounting superstructures on DAF chassis in the most efficient way.