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Leyland Trucks hits half million DAF production milestone

Leyland Trucks, the Lancashire-based manufacturer of the full range of DAF trucks, has celebrated the production of its 500,000th vehicle.

The half million milestone truck – a 16-tonne GVW DAF LF 210 – was handed over to customer, Minoli, at a special production line ceremony recently.

The DAF LF 210 is the first of four new vehicles for Minoli – a leading importer and distributor of Italian porcelain tiles – two of which are spec’d with a 210bhp PACCAR PX-5 engine, ZF AS-Tronic six-speed gearbox, rear air suspension, adjustable roof spoiler and cab collars.

Minoli, with its headquarters and distribution centre in Oxford and offices and showrooms in Marylebone, London, has remained an exclusive and loyal DAF operator for almost 40 years.

The Leyland Assembly Plant was constructed in 1979 with full production starting in 1980. Today, Leyland Trucks occupies an 86-acre site with 93,000 square metres of covered production space.

A workforce of 1,000 includes several fourth and fifth generation employees. The current vehicle ranges include LF, CF, XF models and now also the New Generation DAF range of XF, XG and XG+ vehicles – International Truck of the Year 2022.

Staff from Leyland Trucks and DAF Trucks gather to celebrate the completion of the 500,000th truck built at the Leyland Assembly Plant since production began in 1980. The truck – a DAF LF 210 – was handed over to Italian porcelain tile distributor, Minoli. Photo: DAF Trucks.