DAF Trucks Begins Production in Brasil
“PACCAR reported good quarterly revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2013,” said Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer. “Higher truck deliveries, record aftermarket parts sales and financial services pretax profits contributed to increased earnings. Our customers in North America are benefiting from higher fleet utilization and record freight tonnage, which are driving industry fleet replacement. I am very proud of our 22,700 employees who have delivered industry-leading products and services to our customers worldwide.”
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.
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.
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 DAF XF105 ATe has been voted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ at the prestigious ‘Motor Transport Awards 2013’ in London, giving DAF its fifth win in the last six years. DAF was handed the award at an official ceremony in London, which was attended by 1,600 leading representatives from the transport sector.
On Friday May 17, the Prime Minister of Belgium, Elio Di Rupo, paid a working visit to the ultra-modern DAF axle and cab factory in Oevel (Westerlo). DAF invested about one billion Euros in a completely new vehicle series for Euro 6 and in modifications to its factories in the Netherlands and Belgium to make production of the new generation of trucks possible. Prime Minister Di Rupo came to DAF Trucks Flanders to inform himself of the many innovations in the modern axle and cab plant.
New DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt Trucks Launched
“PACCAR reported good revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2013,” said Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s truck segment results compared to last year reflect a decline in industry truck sales in North America due to slower economic growth. PACCAR generated steady aftermarket parts and service business and strong PACCAR Financial Services performance. I am very proud of our 21,700 employees who have delivered industry leading products and services to our customers worldwide.”
For high volume transport
DAF have introduced the new Euro 6 XF as a Low Deck tractor, specially designed for high volume transport operations. The new 4x2 tractor unit has a fifth wheel height of only 960 millimetres enabling the operation of trailers with an interior height up to three metres. Consequently, within legal parameters, load volumes of up to 100 m3 are possible.
New vehicles establish new quality and efficiency standard
DAF Trucks unveiled today the new, versatile Euro 6 LF and CF truck models and the new, innovative Euro 6 PACCAR MX-11 engine at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.