Milestones in DAF's history

DAF's history goes back to 1928, when the brothers Hub and Wim van Doorne laid the foundations for what has now become DAF Trucks. What started as a small engineering business and blacksmith workshop, developed into the fastest-growing truck manufacturing business in Europe.   

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  • 1962 - 2600 series

    DAF surprises everyone with the introduction of the 2600 series...

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    1962 - 2600 series

    DAF surprises everyone with the introduction of the 2600 series...

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    DAF surprises everyone with the introduction of the 2600 series, also called the ‘Mother of International Road Haulage’ - the new standard in driver comfort, available with a sleeper cab.

  • 1963 - first 6x4-chassis

    Introduction of the first 6x4 tandem chassis...

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    1963 - first 6x4-chassis

    Introduction of the first 6x4 tandem chassis...

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    Introduction of the first 6x4 tandem chassis (AT 1900) and a concrete mixer chassis (AT 1902).

  • 1964 - 50,000th chassis

    Production of the 50,000th truck chassis...

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    1964 - 50,000th chassis

    Production of the 50,000th truck chassis...

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    Production of the 50,000th truck chassis.

  • 1965 - Tipper chassis

    Introduction of AZ 1900 six-wheel drive (6x6) tipper chassis...

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    1965 - Tipper chassis

    Introduction of AZ 1900 six-wheel drive (6x6) tipper chassis...

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    Introduction of AZ 1900 six-wheel drive (6x6) tipper chassis.

  • 1965 - A18 bonneted chassis

    Introductie van het 18-serie chassis met torpedofront...

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    1965 - A18 bonneted chassis

    Introductie van het 18-serie chassis met torpedofront...

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    Introduction of 18 series bonneted chassis.

  • 1965 - 2400 DP series

    Introduction of 2400 DP series together with...

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    1965 - 2400 DP series

    Introduction of 2400 DP series together with...

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    Introduction of 2400 DP series together with the new 2000 and 2300 series cab.

  • 1965 - Retirement

    Founder Hub van Doorne reaches pensionable age and retires...

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    1965 - Retirement

    Founder Hub van Doorne reaches pensionable age and retires...

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    Founder Hub van Doorne reaches pensionable age and retires as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

  • 1966 - Cab factory

    Opening Westerlo (Belgium)

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    1966 - Cab factory

    Opening Westerlo (Belgium)

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    1966 - Opening Cab Factory in Westerlo Belgium

  • 1968 - DKA 1160

    The DKA 1160 is a 11.6 litres engine and 184 kW/212 hp...

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    1968 - DKA 1160

    The DKA 1160 is a 11.6 litres engine and 184 kW/212 hp...

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    The DKA 1160 is a 11.6 litres engine and 184 kW/212 hp Tuned intake pipes for extra power without turbo.

  • 1970 - F1600/F2000

    A brand-new generation of trucks is born...

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    1970 - F1600/F2000

    A brand-new generation of trucks is born...

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    A brand-new generation of trucks is born. The F1600 - F2000 series is characterized by tilt cabs, to enable easy and fast servicing of the engines.

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