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DAF spends EUR 200 million to expand its factory

By investing a record-breaking EUR 200 million in the modernization and expansion of its Westerlo site, truck builder DAF confirms its confidence in the future of its Flanders-based parts factory. The investment was announced on site by CEO Harry Wolters.

DAF factory in Westerlo, Belgium

These new factory halls will enable DAF to grow further, both in Europe and beyond. The investment provides job security for the next 20 years.

Harry Wolters
CEO DAF

The factory in Westerlo, which employs approximately 2,800 people, produces cabins and axles for DAF's medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Investing in further growth

The factory halls of both the Body department (assembling truck cabins) and the Trimming department (installing upholstery and finishing cabins) will be expanded considerably. “These new factory halls will enable DAF to grow further, both in Europe and beyond,” Wolters stated. Additionally, the investment provides job security for the next 20 years.

In total, the expansion will almost double the surface area of the site, adding 33,000 square meters. The production line will be equipped with 130 high-tech robots and 135 fully automatic welding guns.

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DAF
Reported by
De Tijd newspaper
24 April 2019

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