Waberer’s orders 600 new DAF tractors
December 4, 2013
Enidhoven, December 4, 2013 – Waberer’s International Pte.Co. one of Europe’s largest road freight companies, has ordered 600 DAF tractors as part of a comprehensive fleet renewal program. At the DAF premises in Eindhoven, the first batch of 250 vehicles was delivered officially to chairman and CEO Gyorgy Waberer by Ron Bonsen, member of the DAF Board of Management and responsible for Marketing & Sales.
Waberer’s International operates more than 3,000 of its own trucks, of which more than 30% are DAF vehicles. “We have chosen DAF because of the vehicle’s reliability, high quality, low maintenance cost and spacious and comfortable cabs, which are of great value within long distance transport”, said Gyorgy Waberer. “Also the stable resale values of the DAF vehicles were a decisive factor to continue our relationship with DAF. This order will include the 2,000th DAF tractor delivered to us since the first entered service.”
The 600 vehicle order consists of 150 CF trucks for medium distance transport and 450 XF vehicles for long distance haulage, of which one third are the latest Euro VI models, will be delivered in the first half of 2014. All vehicles are equipped with clean and efficient Euro V EEV or Euro VI engines as well as the latest comfort and safety systems, like the lane departure warning system, illustrating the high importance the company is attaching to the environment and safety.
“To be successful on the international market we need to offer our customers highest delivery reliability at favourable rates”, added Gyorgy Waberer. “To ensure the most economical operation as possible, our average fleet age is only 2 years. A young and modern fleet is instrumental to further expand our presence in Western Europe; we expect a double digit growth percentage in sales this year.”
“For one of Europe’s leading and most professional transport operators to choose DAF is a great recognition for our company and our dealers”, commented Ron Bonsen. “It is also a recognition of our successful and long-term relationship. Waberer’s is driven by continuous improvement of operational efficiency and we are proud to be the company’s largest supplier of tractors.”
Waberer’s International Pte.Co. is the leading logistics company in Central and Eastern Europe, and one of Europe’s largest road transport company and FTL specialist. Its fleet of 3,000 truck-trailers annually completes some 1.2 million freight commissions on 400 million kilometers of freight performance in Europe. The company’s high quality services cover all areas of logistics from road freight through storage logistics to vehicle repairs. The company has subsidiaries operating in Poland, Germany, Romania and Slovakia.
DAF Trucks NV—a subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks—is a leading manufacturer of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks in the EU (27+2) with a 2012 market share of 16.0% in the over 16 tons segment. DAF manufactures a full range of tractors and trucks, offering the right vehicle for every transport application. DAF is also a leading provider of services: Multi Support repair and maintenance contracts, financial services from PACCAR Financial and a first-class parts delivery service. DAF Trucks N.V. has production facilities in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Westerlo in Belgium and Leyland in the United Kingdom, and over 1,000 dealers and service points in Europe.