DAF Trucks posts largest ever UK market share in 2019
DAF Trucks has had an incredible, record-breaking year in 2019, officially achieving 25 years of UK Market Leadership. DAF had a record market share of 30.5% of the 6T+ market and 29.4% of the 16T+. DAF Trucks registrations in 2019 were 14,814 out of the 48,500 total for all makes in the UK.
The vast majority of DAF vehicles for the UK market are built at Leyland Trucks in Lancashire. The state-of-the-art production facility produced over 19,500 vehicles in 2019, with more than 12,500 going to UK operators and just over 7,100 exported across the world to 51 countries.
The record-breaking year included best ever results for Parts to Dealer sales at £216.1 million, record TRP sales at £41.2 million and record MOT pass rates at 97.87%.
Greenhous Commercials and Adams Morey are proud to represent DAF Trucks UK across Mid-Wales, Shropshire and the West Midlands and South of England. Speaking about the record year, Laurence Drake, DAF Trucks’ new Managing Director in the UK, said of their partners in the DAF Dealer network: “Truck manufacturers are only as successful as their dealer networks, and in the DAF Dealer network we have the very best in the business. 134 locations supported with an industry leading portfolio of aftersales services, including our benchmark DAFaid roadside assistance programme.”
Both Greenhous Commercials and Adams Morey have established excellent reputations with their customer bases for sales, servicing and maintenance and parts distribution. Laurence Drake re-iterated the importance of those relationships and the feedback on the trucks from DAF customers saying: “The best products and services are developed through close co-operation with end-users. We rely on those relationships; with customers who tell us what we do right, and perhaps more importantly, what we do wrong. This dialogue enables us to develop and deliver products and services that meet the market’s ever-changing requirements.”
Whilst the potential market for 2020 is expected to be down on 2019, DAF Trucks UK expect to maintain or increase its market share once again with their unrivalled products and services.