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DAF Trucks tops UK market with 30% share

DAF trucks has reached a record market share of 30% in the UK, following growth of 21% in 2016.

Figures released by the SMMT earlier this week showed the built-in-Britain marque ended the year with 13,911 registrations, equating to a commanding 30.1% market share above 6.0 tonnes GVW. It is the first time DAF Trucks has topped 30% share in 22 years.

The overall market volume was up 5.3% to 46,231 units in 2016 compared to 43,898 in the previous year.

Ray Ashworth (pictured), DAF Trucks managing director, said: “This is a record breaking performance which has been achieved with a product range of the highest quality, reliability and productivity, supported by a dedicated dealer network. I want to thank all of our customers who have purchased DAF over the years which has resulted in us retaining and further extending our leadership of the UK market.”



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