Leyland gets a gong from the Queen
LEYLAND TRUCKS – THE HISTORIC BRITISH BRANCH of the PACCAR group – has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2020.
The Queen’s Award was in recognition of the operation increasing exports by almost 50% over the last three years.
Leyland Trucks builds DAF XF, CF and LF models for the UK, Europe, North America, South America, Asia and (excluding the LF) New Zealand.
Its Preston, Lancashire, factory last year delivered almost 20,000 trucks, while also enhancing its vehicle quality and manufacturing efficiency.
The operation generates the equivalent of $NZ2billion in annual revenue in the UK, where DAFs have enjoyed 25 years of commercial vehicle market leadership – claiming a 30.5% UK market share in the 6-40-tonne sector last year.
Leyland Trucks MD Brennan Gourdie says the Queen’s Award 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.”
PACCAR executive chairman Mark Pigott says that PACCAR has made “the UK’s highest-quality commercial vehicles for 40 years.
“The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a wonderful honour for our employees, customers, dealers and suppliers.”
DAF LF, CF and XF models lined up outside the Leyland Trucks factory