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DAF Trucks NV is a Dutch truck manufacturer, a division of PACCAR. The headquarters and the main factory are in Eindhoven. Cabs and chassis are manufactured in Westerlo in Belgium. Some models of trucks sold under the DAF brand are developed by Leyland Trucks in factories in the UK.
Start a story about the company DAF is from the beginning, or rather directly from the date of foundation. Amazing and at the same time comical can be called the fact that the company, which in Europe is considered the youngest in the production of trucks, was born in a distant and already forgotten 1928. But there the name was born, but the company began to acquire power directly, rudeness filled with extravagance and impetuous kind in 1949. Such a rift and in fact pushes the company DAF to the bench of the young. But believe me, this name does not even want to be discarded.
Note that the name in the family truck company DAF acquired at the most simple production - semi-trailers, trailers and bodies - it was the first steps of the company in heavy weights. However, for fun, it's also worth saying that the main company - rather the main building - the very first workshop of the company, could be another Dutch brewery.
Anyway, in the spring of 1928, in the town of Eindhoven, in the building of the supposed beer house owned by Arnold Hyunges, the owner of the De Valk plant, engineer and natural designer Hub Van Doorn, who worked for the owner of the plant and equipped the brewery with unique equipment, opened a mechanical workshop for assembling trailers. A couple of months later, his brother joined him, and the tandem earned four hands.
Thanks to the good business, the brothers Van Doorn decided to move, and already in 1932, in a new place, the mechanical workshop received its official name, which today is recognizable and sounds like DAF. But then, without any abbreviations, the name looked, just like Van Doorne's Aanhangwagen Fabriek. The assortment of products of the company even then surprised with breadth. DAF produced trailers, from cargo and passenger, to cisterns and special attachments for standard automobile chassis, - army bodies, equipment for garbage collection. In 1933 the company received a well-deserved ovation for the revolutionary design in the transport industry: a unique trailing frame with an independent suspension equipped with leaf springs and a mechanism known as an energy storage.
The 1980s. began with the modernization of all previously created cars. F2305 and F2505 series completed with the most powerful variants of diesel engines DH825 (220-250 hp), 6- or 16-step gearboxes added to the heavy range. The F2805 series received two types of engines - DKTD1160 and DKSE1160 (255-280 hp), 12- and 16-speed gearboxes. Since 1982, the F3300 range was manufactured with a diesel engine DKX1160 with a turbocharger. In 1981, all the cabs of heavy vehicles received enhanced sound insulation, which reduced the level of internal noise by 4-5 dB.
Since 1986, the new F1700 and F1900 series have a power output of 158 - 212 hp. and a mass of 14.0-17.5 tons, there was a modernized cabin with a simplified front lining. Thanks to the additional soundproofing of the cabin by the end of the decade, the company became the first company in Europe to reduce the level of internal noise to 79 DBV. Even later, in 1985, the second generation of the "ATi" (Advanced Turbo Interceding) intercooling system was introduced, which allowed to increase power while reducing fuel consumption and reducing the content of toxic impurities in exhaust emissions.
Since the mid-80's. the release of a new flagship series F3600 with a 365-throttle diesel DKZ 1160ATi has begun. During the same period, the DAF took the challenge to the famous race in the extreme conditions of "Paris-Dakar", creating a unique truck with four-wheel drive. In the 1984 races, the FAV 3300DKX2 version was called "The Beast" with two 340 and 420 hp engines. and two cabins - front and rear. At a total mass of 13 tons, he developed a speed of 160 km / h. A year later, this option appeared in a lightweight version with a single cabin. He weighed 11.5 tons and accelerated to 165 km / h. In 1986, the starting line was the FAV 3600DKX2 Turbo Twin II with two engines of 495 hp, which allowed for the first time in the world to surpass the speed limit of 200 km / h on a heavy commercial truck.
The second half of the 80's for DAF was marked by large acquisitions: in 1987, a contract came into force for the purchase of the largest British truck manufacturer Leyland, and at the same time a small firm Freight Rover from Birmingham. Thus, the British branch of DAF-Leyland was formed, and already in December 1986 a series of delivery vans V400 with a carrying capacity of 2.8 - 3.5 tons, representing a copy of English models, was introduced. Three years later, a light model V200 with a gross weight of 2.5 tons appeared and with a V-Jinse diesel engine with a power of 60 hp. Since 1988 under the brand DAF-Leyland was assembled trucks DAF F1900.
Despite extensive achievements, since the end of the 1980s, DAF's position has deteriorated. In 1993, the British branch of DAF-Leyland broke up. In the fall of 1996, the American machine building corporation Paccar bought 100% of DAF shares, becoming its full owner. In addition, in 2000, Paccar renamed the English branch in Taime in DAF. And a year later the renamed division moved to the release of models of the "LF" series.
Already almost 20 years DAF is engaged in release of the cars in the Great Britain, belonging to group Paccar. About a quarter of the total production, which is approximately 40,000 units per year, falls on the nominal for Britain.
And to this day, the company DAF, producing an average of 25 thousand cars a year and continues to be one of the largest producer of medium and heavy trucks in the world.