The PACCAR MX-11 Euro 6 engine has won the Truck Innovation Award at the annual Fleet Transport Awards 2015 in Ireland. The engine received the recognition because of its state-of-the-art technology, resulting in maximum reliability, high fuel efficiency and low weight for optimum payload.
The 10.8 litre PACCAR MX-11 engine is offered in DAF’s popular CF and XF models and is available with outputs from 210 kW/286 hp to 320 kW/435 hp. “When developing the new six cylinder diesel engine, DAF started with a clean sheet of paper”, commented Jarlath Sweeney, chairman of the Fleet Transport Awards jury and editor-in-chief of the leading Irish magazine, Fleet Transport. “By integrating as many functions as possible and applying advanced technologies like double overhead camshafts and high pressure common rail fuel injection, the new PACCAR MX-11 engine is a great example of modern engine development, offering added value to the operator while meeting the stringent Euro 6 emission requirements.”
“The development of the new PACCAR MX-11 engine is part of the drive towards achieving higher levels of efficiency through the move to smaller displacement engines”, said DAF Trucks’ chief engineer Ron Borsboom, member of the DAF Trucks Board of Management. “Main development criteria were high performance, low weight and fuel consumption, as well as maximum reliability and durability and excellent uptime. We get excellent feedback on the PACCAR MX-11 engine from customers throughout Europe and we are honored with receiving the Truck Innovation Award, which is a great recognition.”
A quality organisation behind a quality product
DAF manufactures its industry-leading trucks in world class facilities in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Westerlo (Belgium), Leyland (United Kingdom) and Ponta Grossa (Brasil). DAF’s engine factory, component plant, press shop and final assembly line for CF and XF models are located in Eindhoven. Axles and cabins are produced in Westerlo. Leyland Trucks (a PACCAR company) produces the company’s LF series of light and medium duty trucks, as well as CF and XF verhicles. DAF products are sold and serviced by a network of over one thousand independent dealer locations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
The latest production technologies at DAF Trucks
DAF utilizes the innovative PACCAR Production System (PPS) in its manufacturing operations. in DAF’s engine factory, employees receive standardized work instructions on PC workstations. Robots are used to enhance assembly accuracy and factory ergonomics. At DAF’s components factory skilled workers use advanced welding robots and laser cutting machines to produce a wide range of cab, chassis and axle parts. Ultramodern CNC-controlled machines and welding robots have been installed at the Westerlo cab and axle factory to continuously improve quality. The Leyland assembly plant is a highly modern facility producing the DAF LF series, as well as CF and XF models.
Quality trucks built by quality people
DAF Trucks is constantly increasing quality and efficiency. Within the PACCAR Production System, there is a continuous effort to do everything right the first time, without waste of energy and materials and with the best quality. The knowledge and skills of DAF employees, together with the PACCAR Production System, form the basis for continuous process improvement. The result is a world-class product produced in a world-class factory by world-class people.
DAF is an environmental leader, offering a full range of fuel efficient and ultra clean diesel engines, including a full range of new engines meeting the stringent Euro 6 emission standard. DAF was among the first European truck manufacturers to comply with the ISO 14001 standard for environmental care. All production facilities have achieved ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’.