April 22, 2009, Bellevue, Washington
PACCAR UK (Leyland Trucks Limited) has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade for increasing overseas revenues substantially. Jim Sumner, Leyland managing director, stated, “Leyland is delighted to receive this prestigious award for increasing exports by over 100 percent in the last several years. It’s wonderful recognition of our employees’ dedication to designing the highest-quality commercial vehicles in the marketplace.” In 2008, Leyland Trucks delivered a record 24,700 vehicles while enhancing its industry-leading vehicle quality and manufacturing efficiency.
PACCAR generates annual revenues in the U.K. of £1 billion. Its DAF vehicles lead the U.K. commercial vehicle market and have earned a 30 percent share in all six segments in the 7.5- to 40-tonne sector. The Leyland manufacturing facility, located in Preston, Lancashire, is one of the most technologically advanced manufacturing facilities in the U.K. It produces DAF’s complete product range, including the LF, CF and XF, for the U.K. and European markets, as well as for North America and Asia. Mark Pigott, PACCAR chairman and chief executive officer, shared, “PACCAR has been manufacturing commercial vehicles in the U.K. for almost 30 years. The Queen’s Award is a wonderful honor for the company’s employees, customers, dealers and suppliers.” DAF is the only truck manufacturer in Europe to win the coveted Truck of the Year award three times in the last decade.
Leyland Trucks pioneered the installation of robotic chassis paint, integrated material logistics and the design and production of its own range of truck van bodies, which has increased product quality and accessibility for customers in the U.K. Several major customers have benefited from partnering with Leyland in designing new van bodies for their transport applications.
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. It also provides financial services and information technology and aftermarket support for its customers worldwide.
PACCAR shares are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, symbol PCAR, and its homepage is www.paccar.com.