Leyland Trucks marks 500,000 vehicles built

Leyland Trucks has celebrated the production of its 500,000th vehicle. The milestone truck was a 16-tonne GVW DAF LF 210 and is the first of a four-vehicle order for long-time customer Minoli. The handover was marked by a special ceremony featuring Jonathon Minoli, Minoli’s managing director, Phil Moon, marketing manager at DAF Trucks, and Phil Jones, Leyland Trucks director of operations. Jonathon Minoli said: “We as a company and a family feel very privileged to have been invited to Leyland Trucks to mark such a momentous milestone in the company’s history.

“We’re proud to know that our trucks are built in Britain and that we are supporting British industry. We’ve been a DAF operator for almost 40-years now – and our relationship with the brand has been built on quality and reliability that in turn allows us to meet our customers’ needs, day after day and year after year.” The Leyland Assembly Plant was completed in 1980, with Leyland Trucks this year celebrating its 125th anniversary.

The company occupies an 86-acre site with 93,000 square metres of covered production space.

A workforce of 1,000 includes fourth and fifth-generation employees.

The current vehicle ranges include the award winning DAF LF, CF models and now also the New Generation DAF range of XF, XG and XG+ vehicles – International Truck of the Year 2022.

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