At its International Dealer Meeting in Seville, Spain, DAF awarded ESA Trucks Polska Sp. z o.o. ‘2018 DAF International Dealer of the Year’ for its leading performance in terms of Trucks, Parts and Financial Services sales, as well as growth realized and customer satisfaction. Dealer DBK sp. z o.o. in Olsztyn (Poland) was named ‘PACCAR Parts Europe International Dealer of the Year’, whereas Ford & Slater Ltd from Leicester (UK) was awarded ‘PACCAR Financial Europe International Dealer of the Year’.
DAF Trucks had strong performance around the world in 2017. DAF’s European (EU+2) market share in the heavy segment (16 tons+) was at a level of 15.3%, and in the light segment it increased to 10.5%. In addition, a record number of over 9,000 DAF trucks was registered outside Europe and PACCAR engines sales to leading coach and bus manufacturers reached a new record.
DAF Trucks presents the limited 90th Anniversary Edition of the New XF. This truck commemorates the fact that 90 years ago Hub van Doorne laid the foundation of DAF: now one of Europe’s most successful truck manufacturers. The anniversary edition features a premium option package, exclusive striping and subtle exterior design elements. To stress the exclusivity of this special truck it comes with the class leading Super Space Cab and PACCAR’s most powerful 530 HP/390 kW MX-13 engine.
Increased Truck Market Share and Aftermarket Parts Drive Results
“PACCAR reported excellent annual revenues and profitability in 2017. PACCAR achieved its 79th consecutive year of net income,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s financial results reflect the company’s premium-quality products and services, record heavy-duty truck market share in the U.S. and Canada, record aftermarket parts results and a strong European truck market. I am very proud of our 25,000 employees who have delivered outstanding products and services to our customers.”
The leading Spanish transport company Primafrio recently put 280 DAF XF trucks into operation. “Based on the excellent reliability and fuel efficiency of the first 30 XF trucks added to our fleet, we have taken delivery of another 250 units”, commented Juan Conesa, Managing Director of Primafrio. “These great new trucks are part of our plan to further expand our business throughout Europe.”
DAF Trucks has opened a new, state of the art dealership in the south of Paris. The opening of DAF Trucks Paris in Massy will be followed by the commissioning of a second new dealership in the North of Paris in 2019.
DAF Trucks was awarded the ‘Truck Fleet Manufacturer of the Year’ and the New LF received the top ‘Commercial Fleet Truck of the Year’ award by judges and readers of Commercial Fleet magazine at the Commercial Fleet gala ceremony. It is the third year in a row DAF received both of these prestigious awards in the United Kingdom.
DAF’s New CF and XF have been voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2018 by an independent jury of leading road-transport journalists from 23 European countries. The most prestigious honor in the European truck industry was awarded to DAF Trucks by Gianenrico Griffini, chairman of the jury at the Solutrans exhibition in Lyon.
Belgium Vice Prime Minister Kris Peeters and PACCAR Executive Chairman Mark Pigott today officially opened DAF Trucks’ completely new cab paint facility in Westerlo, Belgium. The new facility represents a 100 million euro investment and sets new standards in quality, efficiency and environmental-friendliness.
The leading Hungarian Révész Group is putting 400 DAF New CF and New XF trucks into operation. After evaluating several brands this year, DAF was found to be the best in terms of value for money, and low operating and service costs.