Facts and figures

Facts & Figures


Strong performance for DAF in 2019

Second largest market share in company 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 of 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 6 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 also 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 specialised vehicles all over the world.

‘Record after record’

In 2019, DAF sold a record number of DAF MultiSupport Repair and Maintenance contracts, supplied a record number of clients with the DAF Connect online fleet management system, and delivered a record number of DAF Used Trucks to their new owners. DAF is working together with its dealers to strategically expand the network of over 1,100 professional dealers and service points. Last year, DAF opened an own dealership just north of Paris, whilst the independent dealers opened a total of 50 new dealerships in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. 


In 2019, DAF produced 52,746 CF and XF Series trucks and 11,344 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.




Production 2019

Customer rating


Market share 2019



Number of employees


Production 2019:


52.746 trucks


11.344 trucks


64.090 trucks

Market share 2019:

EU Market share heavy segment: 


EU Market share light segment:


Production facilities:

Eindhoven, The Netherlands: 

approx. 900.000 m2

Westerlo, Belgium:

approx. 400.000 m2

Leyland, United Kingdom:

approx. 600.000 m2

Ponta Grossa, Brazil:

approx. 300.000 m2

Number of employees (FTE):


approx. 6.180


approx. 2.270

Number of employees outside the Netherlands and Belgium, working at national marketing and sales offices: ca. 920