DAF renews website for bodybuilding industry

DAF Trucks has completely renewed its special website for the bodybuilding industry ( www.DAFBBI.com ). The online platform is now available in no less than thirteen languages and makes it even easier for bodybuilders to access advice and guidance on mounting bodies on DAF chassis in the most efficient way.

Once a truck has left the factory, it often goes straight to a bodybuilder to be fitted with a specific body - such as a tipper or box body - or to have a crane installed, for instance. To provide comprehensive support to bodybuilders in configuring and mounting the body the new DAF Body Builder Information website now includes even more detailed chassis drawings, specification sheets and CAD drawings of components.

As well as receiving a completely new look and feel, a lot of attention has been paid to further optimising its user-friendliness. For instance, the website clearly distinguishes between information on Euro 3/5 and Euro 6 vehicles. Users are able to locate the required specification sheets even faster, and they can now download multiple sheets at once. The optimised search function also makes it quicker and easier to find the right chassis drawing.

The new website aims to provide enhanced support to the bodybuilding industry to help it create the best solutions in the most efficient way. This is why users can also download CAD files from the website that can be used for the development of bodies, and 3D files are available that allow the customer to see exactly how the finished truck will look on the road.

Via www.DAFBBI.com , bodybuilders can also request access to DAF BodyBuilder Information Plus, which includes information on bodybuilder guidelines for Euro 6 vehicles, even more detailed product information, interesting news articles and information on EU directives and Whole Vehicle Type Approval documentation.

The websites www.DAFBBI.com and DAF BodyBuilder Information Plus help bodybuilders to efficiently build and install the optimum body for any DAF truck to ensure maximum productivity and reliability of the finished vehicle — making these websites a prime example of DAF Transport Efficiency.

DAF Trucks N.V. —a subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc, one of the world's largest manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks—is a leading manufacturer of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks in Europe* with a market share of 16.2% in the over 16 tonnes category in 2013. DAF manufactures a full range of tractors and trucks, offering the right vehicle for every transport application. DAF is also a leading provider of product services: Multi Support repair and maintenance contracts, financial services from PACCAR Financial and a first-class parts delivery service. In addition, DAF develops and manufactures components such as axles and engines for bus and coach manufacturers all over the world. DAF Trucks N.V. has production facilities in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Westerlo in Belgium, Leyland in the United Kingdom and Ponta Grossa in Brazil, and over 1,000 dealers and service points in Europe.

Eindhoven, 19 January 2015

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Specifications and vehicle models may differ from country to country in connection with different market needs and circumstances. For detailed information on the product range available in your country, please contact the PR representative of the national DAF organisation.

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