DAF Owners Pleased

PACCAR, the owners of DAF trucks has reported good revenues and net income for the second quarter of 2013.

"PACCAR’s second quarter results reflect the benefits of gradually improving truck sales and strong aftermarket parts and financial services results worldwide. I am very proud of our 22,000 employees who have delivered excellent results to our shareholders and customers," said Mark Piggott.

PACCAR earned $291.6 million ($.82 per diluted share) for the second quarter of 2013, compared to the $297.2 million ($.83 per diluted share) earned in the second quarter of 2012. Second quarter net sales and financial services revenues were $4.30 billion, compared to the $4.46 billion in the second quarter of 2012. Net sales and financial services revenues for the first six months of 2013 were $8.22 billion compared to $9.23 billion last year. For the first six months of 2013, PACCAR reported net income of $527.7 million ($1.49 per diluted share) compared to the $624.5 million ($1.75 per diluted share) in 2012.

Construction of PACCAR’s DAF factory in Ponta Grossa, Brasil is progressing on schedule. “Brasil is a major truck market with projected industry sales above six tonnes of over 140,000 vehicles in 2013,” said Marco Davila, DAF Brasil president. “The DAF product range offers premium quality, low operating costs and the industry-leading PACCAR MX-13 engine. Our dealers in Brasil are building new facilities throughout the country to provide world-class aftermarket support to our customers. We look forward to the production of DAF trucks in Brasil in late 2013."