PACCAR recently opened its new DAF assembly plant in Brazil. The ceremony, led by Mark Pigott, PACCAR chairman and chief executive officer, and Parana Governor Beto Richa was attended by state and local officials, DAF Brasil dealers, suppliers, transport companies, and business and educational leaders.
"PACCAR is pleased to officially dedicate our new DAF Brasil factory," said Mark Pigott. "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. The factory will build DAF trucks for Brasil 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 look forward to manufacturing the full range of industry-leading DAF trucks powered by PACCAR engines for customers in Brasil and South America," shared Marco Davila, DAF Brasil president. "The independent dealer network in Brasil consists of 20 service locations in 2013 and will expand to 40 locations in 2014. The first DAF model produced in this plant is the premium DAF XF-105, designed for long-haul applications. In the future, the factory will also produce the versatile CF and LF models. The DAF CF is designed for a wide number of applications, ranging from regional transportation to heavy construction. The DAF LF is ideal for distribution and urban delivery."
PACCAR designs, manufactures and supports light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.