FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY 21 AUGUST, 2018
Historic First DAF Truck Assembled In Australia
PACCAR Australia managing director, Andrew Hadjikakou, has today officially presented the first locally produced DAF CF85 prime mover to long-term customer and supporter of DAF Trucks Australia, Cahill Transport. The presentation took place at PACCAR Australia’s world-class manufacturing facility located at Bayswater in Victoria, where Mr Hadjikakou proudly handed over the keys to directors of Cahill Transport, Michael and Daniel Cahill, at today’s historic ceremony.
The class leading CF85 510Hp prime mover is the first Australian produced DAF truck to travel down the production line, scheduled into build slots that have previously been occupied solely by Kenworth trucks for the past 47 years. The decision to locally produce the DAF CF85 will in time allow PACCAR Australia the opportunity to provide DAF customers with higher levels of customisation through local engineering input and greater cost savings through local parts sourcing.
PACCAR Australia remains a viable automotive manufacturer that produces worlds-best trucks, contributing to local and national manufacturing employment opportunities generating direct and indirect employment that extends from our staff, to our suppliers, our dealer network and our customers located throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
PACCAR Australia is committed to providing new investment and manufacturing capabilities in Australia, and this initiative is backed by our parent company which sends a clear message to our dealer network and customer base that DAF Trucks are here to stay.
Driven By Quality.
DAF Trucks Australia, is a division of PACCAR Australia, and assembles and distributes a range of medium and heavy duty trucks through an extensive Australian dealer network that provides sales and aftersales support and services.
PACCAR Australia is a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc., and designs, engineers and manufactures Kenworth trucks to meet the world’s toughest applications throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. PACCAR Australia comprises of Kenworth Trucks, DAF Trucks, PACCAR Parts, PACCAR Financial and PacLease.
PACCAR Inc., is a Six Sigma company, and is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light, medium and heavy duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF brands. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.
To learn more visit: www.daf.com.au
For further information contact:
DAF Trucks Brand Manager
DAF Trucks Australia
Tel: (03) 9721 1500