Record market shares in 2013
DAF Trucks further strengthened its position on the European truck market last year. In the heavy truck segment (16 tonnes+), a market share of 16.2% was achieved, a record in the 85 year history of the company. With a market share of 11.8% (an all time record as well) DAF was also very successful in the light segment (6-16 tonnes).
For maximum fuel effeciency
DAF is introducing the LF Aerobody, a 12-tonne distribution truck delivered ex-works with an aerodynamic PACCAR body. Combined with a specially developed set of spoilers and fenders, a significant saving on both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions can be realised in distribution transport applications.
New Products and Strong Aftermarket Business Generate Higher Profits
“PACCAR reported record annual revenues of $17.12 billion and net income of $1.17 billion for 2013. PACCAR achieved the third best annual net profit in the company’s history and the 75th consecutive year of net income,” said Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer.
A tailored vehicle for every application
Following the start of production of the first CF and XF Euro 6 tractor variants (4x2 and 6x2 with second steered axle) earlier this year, DAF is now further expanding the range including a complete range of three-axle rigids with trailing, second steered or tandem axles. The air suspension has been completely redeveloped, offering great advantages for applications with swap-body systems, such as the BDF, which is popular in Germany.
Mark Pigott Remains Executive Chairman of the Board
PACCAR Inc announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Ronald E. Armstrong as chief executive officer (CEO) and Mark C. Pigott as executive chairman of the Board of Directors, effective April 27, 2014.
The 2,000th locally assembled DAF CF85 truck has rolled off the production line at FASC - the Formosa Automobile Sales Corporation - in Taiwan. DAF has been active in Taiwan since 2006 and is the market leader amongst the European brands.
Waberer’s International Pte.Co. one of Europe’s largest road freight companies , has ordered 600 DAF tractors as part of a comprehensive fleet renewal program.
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.