Leyland Trucks builds 100,000th DAF CF/XF truck
Posted on 20 Oct 2020 and read 650 times
is celebrating a significant milestone after completing the build of its 100,000th DAF CF/XF truck — a CF 530 ‘FAT’ 6x4 drawbar chassis. The truck is part of a batch of four vehicles ordered by DAF Trucks Australia and is shortly to be exported, specified for the country’s fuel tanker market.
The ‘state of the art’ Leyland production facility has been producing DAF-branded commercial vehicles since the late 1980s and currently builds the full range of market-leading DAF LF, CF and XF chassis in any configuration.
Most of the CF and XF trucks that leave the assembly line are produced for right-hand drive markets, such as the UK and Australia. The plant recently received the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 for increasing exports by almost 50% over the last three years.
Leyland Trucks managing director Brennan Gourdie, said: “This 100,000th CF and XF truck produced at the Leyland Assembly Plant is a hugely significant milestone for Leyland Trucks. There is a proud heritage of truck building in the UK and at Leyland, culminating with the production of the current line-up of DAF trucks today.
“Producing the 100,000th chassis is a landmark moment representing an exceptional commitment from everyone here at Leyland and from the wider DAF organisation world-wide.”