PACCAR opens DAF trucks manufacturing facility in Brazil 04 October 2013

PACCAR has formally opened its new DAF assembly plant in Brazil, with chairman and CEO Mark Pigott performing the ceremony.

"The 300,000-square-foot assembly facility on 569 acres is a high-technology, environmentally friendly plant that will assemble the premium-quality DAF XF, CF and LF vehicles," said Pigott.

"The factory will build DAF trucks for Brazil and the South American market. Our DAF dealers have invested in the newest and most modern distribution network in the country to support our growing customers."

"We are proud to be able to drive the first DAF truck made in Brazil," said Parana governor Beto Richa,

"The $320 million investment by PACCAR reinforces Parana's commitment to attract high-quality jobs to the state. This DAF facility will stimulate economic growth and contribute to an improved quality of life in the region."

"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," commented Bob Christensen, PACCAR executive vice president and CFO.

"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," he added.

Author
Brian Tinham

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