7th July 2009
Leyland Trucks receives Queen's Award for Enterprise
Lancashire truck maker Leyland Trucks Ltd, a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc.,
received a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise 2009 at a ceremony at the plant on
Monday 6 July.
The award, in the category of International Trade, was presented to the company
by Her Majesty's personal representative, the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth.
Speaking to the employees Lord Shuttleworth praised the efforts they had made that had led to
the granting of the award and he said that it placed Leyland Trucks amongst an elite group of
The Queen's Award for International Trade reflects Leyland Trucks' success in producing
trucks, largely under the DAF brand, for sale across Europe and in other markets. The company won
the award for increasing overseas sales by 123% in the last three years and now sells trucks into a
total of 44 countries as far afield as Mexico and Australia.
“This award reflects the dedication and commitment of everyone who works at Leyland
Trucks to produce vehicles with the highest level of design, build and service excellence,” commented
Andrea Paver, Managing Director. “It is teamwork that has earned this distinction, something everyone
can be proud of at a time when our economy and industry faces serious challenges.”
“The acute downturn in sales impacting all truck makers accentuates the need as never before
for quality products and services. The Queen's Award recognises Leyland Trucks for all the necessary characteristics
for success - something which we demonstrate in local and in diverse international markets.”