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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.

Strong performance for DAF in 2019

Second largest market share in the company’s history

2019 was a good year for DAF Trucks. A market share of 16.2% in the heavy-duty (16+ tonne) segment puts DAF in the Top 3 largest truck manufacturers in Europe. DAF’s share of the market in the light segment grew from 9.0% to 9.7%. In 2019, the European truck market for the 16+ tonne segment totalled 320,000 trucks, more or less the same number as the year before. The market share of 16.2% in the heavy segment is the second highest in the history of DAF.

Market leader in six European countries

DAF continued as the market leader in the heavy segment in the Netherlands (31.8%), the UK (29.4%), Poland (22.0%) and Hungary (23.8%) and gained market leadership in 2019 in Belgium and Luxembourg (19.4%) and Bulgaria (23.6%). In the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Greece, DAF was number one in heavy tractors, while in France, the second largest truck market in Europe; it was the most popular imported tractor brand.

Significantly larger market share in 6-16 tonne segment

The European market for medium duty trucks (6-16 tonne) grew from 51,900 to over 53,600 units last year. DAF’s market share rose to 9.7% (2018: 9.0%). DAF is the market leader in the medium duty segment in the UK (34.8%) and the biggest-selling European brand in Ireland (19.1%).

Further growth outside Europe

DAF sold 7,900 trucks outside Europe. The company introduced the new generation of Euro 5 and Euro 6 trucks to Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. In Taiwan, DAF remained the market leader amongst European brands in the heavy segment. In South Africa, sales rose by more than 20%, whilst in Bayswater, Australia, production of the versatile DAF CF commenced in the factory of parent company PACCAR. DAF also sold more than 3,000 PACCAR engines to leading manufacturers of coaches, buses and specialized vehicles all over the world.


In 2019, DAF produced 52,746 CF and XF Series trucks and 11,481 LF Series vehicles. 2020 is expected to be another good year for the European commercial vehicle market, but down on 2019 and in the range of 260,000 - 290,000 trucks.

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Production 2019

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Production facilities (acres)

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Number of employees


Leyland Trucks Production 2019:

CF/XF Production:           6,943 trucks
LF Production:            11,481 trucks
CKD:                               1,333 trucks
Total Production 2019:  19,757 trucks

Production facilities:

Area: 86 Acres
Covered Areas: 1.000.000 ft2 

Number of employees:

Leyland: approx. 1,000