DAF Trucks to enter the Indian market

Doorne’s Aanhangwagen Fabriek (DAF), a wholly owned subsidiary of the North-American corporation PACCAR Inc. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality trucks will start selling its products in India.

It will present its class-leading DAF CF-series at the AutoExpo exhibition in Delhi in January 2012. With this launch, DAF will enter the Indian Auto Industry.

DAF Trucks N.V. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the North-American corporation PACCAR Inc. DAF Trucks’ core activities are focused on the development, production, marketing and sale of medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Another core activity focuses on the marketing and sale of light trucks manufactured by Leyland Trucks Ltd. in the UK, which is likewise a wholly owned subsidiary of PACCAR Inc. All DAF and Leyland products are backed up by a full range of services. DAF Trucks also produces components for third parties, ranging from axle assemblies to complete engines for buses and coaches and special vehicles.

PACCAR launched its new PACCAR Technical Center in Pune with its partner KPIT, a leading technology solutions company. The center will eventually have approximately 200 employees and will focus on engineering, information technology, and component sourcing for worldwide production and aftermarket operations.

DAF works according to the ‘Build to Order’ principle. This means that all vehicles are built to satisfy each customer’s individual wishes, but production only starts after the order is received from the customer.

This is very important, because DAF builds tens of thousands of different vehicle versions which are all built to meet each customer’s individual specifications and transport requirements. Low costs per kilometre, high quality, driver comfort, low fuel consumption, minimal impact on the environment and high transport efficiency characterise all DAF products.

DAF Trucks has production facilities in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and in Westerlo in Belgium. Thanks to its high efficiency and the world class manufacturing and products, the company has established a strong competitive position on the European market.