Facts & Figures
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.
In 2020, DAF produced more than 37,600 CF and XF Series trucks and almost 9,000 LF Series vehicles. It is estimated that the 2021 European truck market will continue to recover and will be in the range of 250,000 - 280,000 trucks.
Market share 2020
Number of employees
Market share 2020:
EU Market share heavy segment:
EU Market share light segment:
Eindhoven, The Netherlands:
approx. 900.000 m2
approx. 400.000 m2
Leyland, United Kingdom:
approx. 600.000 m2
Ponta Grossa, Brazil:
approx. 300.000 m2
Number of employees:
Number of employees outside the Netherlands and Belgium, working at national marketing and sales offices: ca. 1.021