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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  • 1998 - CF series

    DAF Trucks introduces the redesigned vehicles...

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    1998 - CF series

    DAF Trucks introduces the redesigned vehicles...

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    DAF Trucks introduces the redesigned medium to heavyweight distribution and utility vehicles: the 65CF, 75CF and 85CF series. The 75CF series featuring the new 24-valve 9.2 litre PF series engines and the 85CF series equipped with the 12.6 litre XF engine from the 95XF series.

  • 1999 - 500.000th truck

    DAF Trucks delivers the 500,000th truck.

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    1999 - 500.000th truck

    DAF Trucks delivers the 500,000th truck.

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    DAF Trucks delivers the 500,000th truck.

  • 2000 - New CF series

    In September 2000, the brand-new CF series is presented...

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    2000 - New CF series

    In September 2000, the brand-new CF series is presented...

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    In September 2000, the brand-new CF series is presented in the vehicle weight class of 18 tonnes GVM up to a GCM of 40 tonnes or more. The CF excels in driving characteristics, comfort, and not in the last place, efficiency.

  • 2000 - PE-engine

    PE-engine has electronically controlled injection...

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    2000 - PE-engine

    PE-engine has electronically controlled injection...

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    The PE-engine has electronically controlled injection. 9.2 litres with outputs up to 265 kW (360 hp).

  • 2001 - LF series

    A newcomer to the market is the DAF LF series, developed specifically for distribution transport...

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    2001 - LF series

    A newcomer to the market is the DAF LF series, developed specifically for distribution transport...

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    A newcomer to the market is the DAF LF series, developed specifically for distribution transport. The LF series (GVM from 6 to 18 tonnes) offers a choice of a wide range of wheelbases, carrying capacities and engine versions, as well as a day cab and a sleeper cab.

  • 2002 - Truck of the Year

    The new LF is voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2002’.

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    2002 - Truck of the Year

    The new LF is voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2002’.

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    The new LF is voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2002’.

  • 2003 - 75 years

    It is 75 years ago that Hub van Doorne started...

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    2003 - 75 years

    It is 75 years ago that Hub van Doorne started...

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    It is 75 years ago that Hub van Doorne started his ‘Hub van Doorne Engineering Works and Repair Shop’. Together with his brother, Wim, he laid the foundations for DAF as a trendsetting truck manufacturer.

  • 2005 - XF105

    In 2005, DAF sets a new standard in the industry with...

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    2005 - XF105

    In 2005, DAF sets a new standard in the industry with...

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    In 2005, DAF sets a new standard in the industry with the introduction of the XF105, featuring the largest cab in the market, a high comfort level and of course the new 12.9-litre PACCAR MX engine.

  • 2006 - PR-engine

    The PACCAR PR-engine is development of PE engine...

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    2006 - PR-engine

    The PACCAR PR-engine is development of PE engine...

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    The PACCAR PR-engine is development of PE engine with MX injection technology. 9.2 litres with outputs up to 265 kW (360 hp).

  • 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.

  • 2011 - New MX engine

    Introduction of the PACCAR MX engine with innovations...

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    2011 - New MX engine

    Introduction of the PACCAR MX engine with innovations...

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    Introduction of the PACCAR MX engine with innovations in the field of fuel efficiency. (DAF Advanced Transport Efficiency) New pistons, optimised fuel injection and a unique, fully encapsulated exhaust manifold unit ensure substantially lower fuel consumption and therefore lower CO2-emissions. 12.9 litres. Outputs up to 340 kW (460 hp).

  • 2011 - 2,000,000th axle

    DAF Vlaanderen in Westerlo manufactured it’s 2,000,000th axle...

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    2011 - 2,000,000th axle

    DAF Vlaanderen in Westerlo manufactured it’s 2,000,000th axle...

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    DAF Vlaanderen in Westerlo (Belgium) manufactured it’s 2,000,000th axle. DAF Vlaanderen manufactures axles for the CF and XF105 models, including 7.5 and 9–tonne front axles, 13–tonne rear axles and 26–tonne tandem axles for single or tandem drive.

  • 2011 - CF85/XF105 ATe

    Launch of ATe program for enhanced vehicle efficiency...

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    2011 - CF85/XF105 ATe

    Launch of ATe program for enhanced vehicle efficiency...

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    DAF launches its ATe programme, a complete package of intelligent solutions that serve to further reduce fuel consumption and emissions and to further improve the truck's efficiency.

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