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DAF to feature at major construction expo in Belgium

To demonstrate its comprehensive and tailor-made product and services offering for the construction business, DAF Trucks is participating at the biennial Matexpo exhibition for building equipment, taking place from September 11-15 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

On display on the DAF Trucks stand will be – amongst other construction trucks – the new CF FAW 8×4, which is a world-first for Matexpo.

DAF Trucks’ 300 m2stand in Hall 5 of the Matexpo will exhibit three vehicles, including the 19-tonne LF Construction for local and regional distribution, the XF Super Space Cab for heavy haulage and new 8×4 CF FAW for a variety of applications.

The new FAW chassis – available as both CF and XF rigid – features a tridem axle configuration with a double-drive tandem axle for excellent traction and a steered trailing axle providing a turning circle of just 15.6 meters and industry-leading maneuverability. The chassis lends itself perfectly for tipper, concrete mixer or hook lift bodywork.

Construction segment
Richard Zink, Director Marketing & Sales and Member of the Board of Management of DAF Trucks, said: “With a market share of 20 per cent, DAF is the obvious number one in the European tractor sector. We have the best offering for construction applications as well, as DAF has a fantastic range of vehicles to suit every demand. The new FAW marks our ambition to grow further in the construction sector.”

Dedicated DAF services for construction segment
In order to provide the best possible business proposition, DAF also offers specific services for the construction industry. This includes dedicated DAF MultiSupport repair and maintenance contracts, offering advanced ‘Uptime packages’ with guaranteed uptime. In addition, the DAF Academy provides dedicated training for construction vehicle drivers.