PACCAR to drop Leyland brand name

LONDON, England (Dec. 20, 1999) — Leyland DAF Trucks plans to drop the “Leyland” identity on Jan. 1 as part of PACCAR Inc.Õs strategy to concentrate solely on the DAF brand in Europe.

PACCAR, which owns the DAF, Leyland and Foden brands in the U.K., is moving all production of Foden trucks to Leyland, northwest England, together with a third DAF model that until now has been built only in continental Europe, according to the Financial Times newspaper. In North America, PACCAR builds trucks under the Kenworth Truck Co. and Peterbilt Motors brands.

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