PACCAR has opened a 300,000 sq ft DAF factory in Brazil to assemble DAF XF, CF and LF vehicles in line with market growth.
The environmentally friendly assembly facility is built on a 569 acre site and will build DAF trucks for Brazil and the South American market.
“DAF is the European leader in on-highway tractors and has achieved a market share of 15.8 per cent in the above 16-tonne segment this year. Customers appreciate the robust quality leadership, low operating costs and excellent resale value of DAF trucks and PACCAR engines,” said Ron Armstrong, PACCAR president.
“The above six tonnes truck market in Brazil is projected to be over 140,000 units in 2013, with further growth expected in future years,” said Bob Christensen, PACCAR executive vice president and chief financial officer.
“The largest and fastest growing segment of the Brazilian truck market is the premium segment where DAF has launched its flagship model XF-105 vehicle.”