Ley­land gets a gong from the Queen

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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

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