DAF announced a € 30 million planned investment in construction of a new state-of-the-art PACCAR Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. "The new distribution center replaces the existing Eindhoven distribution center and provides additional capacity and operating efficiency to support DAF’s growth", said Harrie Schippers, DAF Trucks president. "In 2011 DAF achieved a record 15.5% EU market share in the above 16 ton class and captured market leadership in tractor sales. DAF’s success is due to our excellent dealer network and efficient product range supported by industry leading services, such as PACCAR Financial and PACCAR Parts."
"PACCAR Parts distributes aftermarket truck parts throughout Europe, utilizing 5 strategically located parts distribution centers in Madrid, Budapest, Moscow, Leyland and Eindhoven, supporting over 1,000 DAF dealer locations", added Dick Leek, PACCAR Parts Europe general manager. "Construction of the 26,000-square-meter facility is estimated to start by July this year and be completed in the first half of 2013. The new Distribution Center will utilize world-class technology such as advanced logistics systems, radio-frequency identification, smart tags and computer-generated voice picking."