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Leyland Trucks


Leyland Trucks, one of Britain’s leading manufacturing companies, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PACCAR Inc – PACCAR is a global technology leader in design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light, medium and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. Since Leyland Trucks was acquired by PACCAR in 1998, it has become the group’s established centre for light and medium truck design, development and manufacture.

Leyland Trucks has been a PACCAR company since 1998 and produces the full range of DAF product in support of DAFs markets in the UK and around the world.  DAF occupies a leading position in the European truck market. DAF Trucks had strong performance around the world in 2019.

DAF strengthens position in 2020

Second largest market share in company history

DAF Trucks strengthened its position as a global commercial vehicle manufacturer in 2020. Market share in the European heavy duty (16 tonne+) segment grew to 16.3%, the latest generation trucks were introduced in Taiwan and Brasil, and production of the zero emission CF Electric was announced, illustrating DAF’s environmental leadership.

In 2020, DAF registered 37,580 trucks on a total European heavy duty market of 230,400 vehicles, resulting in a market share of 16.3% (2019: 16.2%), which is the second best achievement in the company’s history. The European medium duty truck market (6 to 16 tonne) totalled 41,400 units and DAF’s market share was 9.5% (2019: 9.7%).

Market leader in 6 European countries

DAF continued heavy duty market leadership in the Netherlands (31.8%), the UK (31.6%), Poland (23.7%), Hungary (27.9%) and Bulgaria (25,4%). The Dutch truck manufacturer also gained 2020 market leadership in Portugal (21.8%). DAF is the European leader in tractors and the number one import brand in the two largest truck markets in Europe: Germany and France. Market share in the heavy-duty rigids segment increased to 11.5%.

Sales outside Europe

Last year, DAF sold 5,880 trucks outside the EU and introduced its latest generation vehicles in Taiwan (Euro 6), Brazil (Euro 5) as well as in the Middle East and Africa (Euro 3 and 5). The 10,000th locally assembled truck was delivered in Taiwan, where DAF is the heavy-duty market leader among European manufacturers. DAF is also the market leader in Israel and Belarus.

In 2020, DAF sold more than 2,000 PACCAR engines to leading manufacturers of coaches, buses and special vehicles worldwide.

‘Record after record’

In 2020, we sold a record number of DAF MultiSupport Repair and Maintenance contracts, realized a record PACCAR Financial market share and delivered a record number of DAF Used Trucks to their new owners.

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Production 2019

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Production facilities (acres)

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Number of employees


Production 2020:

DAF CF/XF: 37.600 trucks
DAF LF: 9.000 trucks
Total: 46.000 trucks

Production facilities:

Area: 86 Acres
Covered Areas: 1.000.000 ft2 

Number of employees:

Leyland: approx. 1,000