Jan de Rijk Logistics acquires another 100 new DAFs

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Mar 22, 2017: Netherlands based Jan de Rijk Logistics has expanded its 700 vehicles large fleet with another 100 DAFs. The key of the first vehicle of this series, a DAF XF 440, was handed over to Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics, by DAF Trucks president Preston Feight.

Already more than 95 percent of the fleet of Jan de Rijk Logistics are DAF trucks. Jan de Rijk Logistics is closely involved in the logistics processes of the successful truck manufacturer, which has only expanded since the acquisition of De Rooy Logistics in 2015.

An important part of the automotive related logistics activities are carried out for DAF.

“We work very closely and continue to grow closer together. We see this trend reflected more and more in the entire supply chain,” said Preston Feight.

The 100 new DAF Euro 6 vehicles fit into the ambition of Jan de Rijk Logistics to provide reliable, efficient, innovative and sustainable logistics solutions for its customers.

The 100 new vehicles – both tractors and rigids of the CF en XF series – will be used by  the various European divisions of Jan de Rijk Logistics. The new trucks will replace a part of the current fleet. The purchase was made in close cooperation with DAF dealers Van Tilburg-Bastianen and De Burgh.

A subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy trucks – is a leading manufacturer of light, medium and heavy duty trucks. DAF produces a complete programme of trucks, with the right vehicle for every transport application. DAF is also a leader in the field of services: Multi Support repair and maintenance contracts, financial services of PACCAR Financial and a first class parts supply by PACCAR Parts. Furthermore, DAF develops and produces components such as axles and engines for bus and coach manufacturers worldwide.

Jan de Rijk Logistics has 27 offices in 13 countries and employs more than 1,200 staff in Europe.

Photo: DAF Trucks President Preston Feight (left) handed over the keys of the first vehicle to Sebastiaan Scholte, Jan de Rijk Logistics. Caspar Lievaart, Deputy Director Jan de Rijk Automotive (second from right) and Jan Keulen, managing director DAF Netherlands (right), were also present at the handover.

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