April 28, 2020, Bellevue, Washington – Leyland Trucks, a PACCAR company, located in Preston Lancashire, earned the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2020 for increasing exports by almost 50% over the last three years. Leyland Trucks manufactures DAF trucks and employs more than 1,000 people at its one million sq. ft. facility. Leyland Trucks produces the award winning DAF XF, CF and LF models for the UK, Europe, North and South America and Asia markets.
“Leyland is delighted to earn this prestigious award for substantially increasing its overseas revenues,” said Brennan Gourdie, Leyland Trucks managing director. “This is outstanding recognition for our dedicated employees who design and build the highest quality commercial vehicles in the marketplace, and a positive reflection of the excellent DAF sales and service dealer network.”
In 2019, Leyland Trucks delivered almost 20,000 trucks while enhancing its industry-leading vehicle quality and manufacturing efficiency. DAF Trucks generates over £1 billion in annual revenue in the UK. DAF vehicles have enjoyed 25 years of commercial vehicle market leadership, achieving a 30.5% market share in the UK 6 – 40 tonne commercial vehicle sector in 2019.
“PACCAR has manufactured the UK’s highest-quality commercial vehicles for 40 years,” said Mark Pigott, PACCAR executive chairman. “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a wonderful honor for our employees, customers, dealers and suppliers.”
PACCAR 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 nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced powertrains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.