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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  • 2006 - Prizewinning

    The new XF105 is voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2007’...

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    2006 - Prizewinning

    The new XF105 is voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2007’...

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    The new XF105 is voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2007’.

  • 2006 - MX-engine

    The PACCAR MX 12.9 litres engine....

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    2006 - MX-engine

    The PACCAR MX 12.9 litres engine....

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    The PACCAR MX 12.9 litres engine. Outputs up to 375 kW (510 hp).

  • 2007 - 750.000th truck

    Delivery of the 750.000th truck manufactured in Eindhoven...

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    2007 - 750.000th truck

    Delivery of the 750.000th truck manufactured in Eindhoven...

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    Delivery of the 750.000th truck manufactured in Eindhoven by Mr. A.L. Goudriaan to Mr. L.H. de Rijke.

  • 2008 - Test Center

    Jan Peter Balkenende opens the new ultramodern...

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    2008 - Test Center

    Jan Peter Balkenende opens the new ultramodern...

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    Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, opens the new ultramodern DAF Engine Test Center.

  • 2008 - EEV

    DAF is the first truck manufacturer to offer EEV...

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    2008 - EEV

    DAF is the first truck manufacturer to offer EEV...

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    DAF is the first truck manufacturer to offer EEV (Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicles) compliant diesel engines for its entire vehicle programme.

  • 2010 - LF Hybrid

    DAF is among the first European truck manufacturers to start...

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    2010 - LF Hybrid

    DAF is among the first European truck manufacturers to start...

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    DAF is among the first European truck manufacturers to start production of a hybrid distribution truck. The DAF LF Hybrid uses a parallel hybrid system, through which reductions in fuel consumption and therefore CO2 emissions of up to 20% can be achieved.

  • 2010 - MX-engine

    Introduction of the PACCAR MX engine that meets...

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    2010 - MX-engine

    Introduction of the PACCAR MX engine that meets...

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    Introduction of the PACCAR MX engine that meets with the American EPA 2010 emission standards. This MX engine is used in the American Truck brands Peterbilt and Kenworth.

  • 2010 - Four-axle chassis

    DAF is expanding its product range constantly....

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    2010 - Four-axle chassis

    DAF is expanding its product range constantly....

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    DAF is expanding its product range constantly. New within the popular CF85 series are two four-axle rigid chassis vehicles. Both models feature three rear axles — the middle one driven and the front one steered.

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