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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  • 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.

  • 2011 - 100.000th LF

    Leyland Trucks celebrates the production of the 100,000th DAF LF truck.

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    2011 - 100.000th LF

    Leyland Trucks celebrates the production of the 100,000th DAF LF truck.

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    Leyland Trucks celebrates the production of the 100,000th DAF LF truck. The DAF LF vehicle range is a premium lightweight truck serving the 6-21 tonne market.

  • 2012 - MX-13 engine

    Introduction of the PACCAR MX-13 engine that complies with Euro 6 emissions legislation...

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    2012 - MX-13 engine

    Introduction of the PACCAR MX-13 engine that complies with Euro 6 emissions legislation...

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    Introduction of the PACCAR MX-13 engine. This engine complies with Euro 6 emissions legislation which comes into force in the EU on 1 January 2014. The 12.9 litre Euro 6 PACCAR MX-13 engine uses ultra-modern common rail technology, a turbo with variable geometry and advanced controls for maximum efficiency. 12.9 litres. Outputs up to 375 kW (510 hp).

  • 2012 - Euro 6 XF

    DAF introduced its new flagship Euro 6 XF model...

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    2012 - Euro 6 XF

    DAF introduced its new flagship Euro 6 XF model...

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    DAF introduced its new flagship Euro 6 XF model. DAF design criteria delivered maximum transport efficiency, resulting in industry leading low operating cost and optimized vehicle performance. The Euro 6 DAF XF includes a new chassis, a fuel efficient Euro 6 PACCAR MX engine, an aerodynamic exterior design and a modern spacious interior.

  • 2013 - Euro 6 LF and CF

    Introduction of the Euro 6 LF and CF and MX-11 engine

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    2013 - Euro 6 LF and CF

    Introduction of the Euro 6 LF and CF and MX-11 engine

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    DAF Trucks unveiled versatile Euro 6 LF and CF truck models and the new, innovative Euro 6 PACCAR MX-11 engine. The Euro 6 LF and CF have been developed for maximum transport efficiency, market-leading low operating costs and optimum vehicle performance.

  • 2013 - Start production in Brazil

    Start XF105 production in Ponta Grossa, Brasil

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    2013 - Start production in Brazil

    Start XF105 production in Ponta Grossa, Brasil

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    On October 2, 2013 the first XF105 of the band comes in the new truck plant in Ponta Grossa, Brazil.

  • 2013 - Off road series

    Introduction of the Euro 6 LF and CF Construction...

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    2013 - Off road series

    Introduction of the Euro 6 LF and CF Construction...

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    Specially developed for applications in the building and construction industry that require regular off-road driving. The CF Construction features an increased approach angle and high ground clearance for good off-road capabilities and numerous clever details for maximum availability, low operating costs and class-leading ease of use. The sturdy styling elements on the CF Construction also give the new LF Construction an individual appearance.

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