More than 95 years of heritage
Founded in 1928
More than 95 years of innovative transport solutions
On 1 April 1928 Hub van Doorne set up a small construction workshop in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
From these very modest beginnings, DAF eventually developed into a leading global truck manufacturer with a firm focus on innovation, quality and transport efficiency.
Patent on clever solutions
More than 90 years of DAF, more than 90 years of innovation. DAF has always been known for its clever transport solutions.
And all those sophisticated solutions had in common that they served a clear purpose.
They were of value to the customer!
Discover a small selection of an almost countless series of inventions.
In the early days, DAF installed Hercules and Perkins petrol and diesel engines, but in 1957 the Eindhoven company designed and began manufacturing the first
DAF improved the DD575 diesel engine by adding a turbo charger which was another ground-breaking achievement.
DAF was the first to introduce turbo-intercooling. The technology was initially developed to meet the demand for higher engine outputs and lower fuel consumption, but also proved to be indispensable in realizing cleaner exhaust emissions.
DAF launched ATi, Advanced Turbo Intercooling which provided further power and efficiency gains through a further refinement of injection technology and an
optimised shape of the combustion chamber.
DAF unveiled the PACCAR MX engine that is now installed in all of DAF’s heavy-duty trucks and over 40% of Kenworth and Peterbilt built trucks.
Introduction of the Euro 6 XF and PACCAR MX-13 engine.
Introduction of the Euro 6 LF and CF and PACCAR MX-11 engine.
On the Road to Zero Emission Transport
To underline DAF’s industry leading position in fuel efficiency and low emissions, DAF has introduced a range of innovative trucks, featuring state-of-the-art alternative powertrains. These include the LF Electric for zero emissions distribution, as well as the new DAF XD Electric and DAF XF Electric vehicles. These advanced trucks have new modular battery electric drivelines with industry-leading ranges of up to 500 kilometers on a single charge. The DAF New XF H2 Innovation Truck features a state-ofthe- art hydrogen internal combustion engine and earned the prestigious ‘2022 Truck Innovation Award’. DAF is exploring, researching and marketing various alternative driveline solutions to champion the needs for improving local air quality in cities, as well as reducing CO2 emissions and demonstrate DAF’s zero emissions leadership.