Waberer’s International Pte.Co. one of Europe’s largest road freight companies, has ordered 600 DAF tractors as part of a comprehensive fleet renewal program. At the DAF premises in Eindhoven, the first badge of 250 vehicles was delivered officially to chairman and CEO György Waberer by Ron Bonsen, member of the DAF Board of Management and responsible for Marketing & Sales.
2000th DAF truck
Waberer’s International operates more than 3,000 own trucks, of which more than 30% DAF vehicles. “We have chosen DAF because of the vehicle’s reliability, high quality, low maintenance cost and spacious and comfortable cabs, which are of great value within long distance transport”, said György Waberer. “The stable resale values of the DAF vehicles were decisive factors to continue our relationship with DAF. This order will include the 2,000th DAF tractor delivered to us since the first was taken into operation.”
Double digit growth
The 600 vehicle order consists of 150 CF trucks for medium distance transport and 450 XF vehicles for long distance haulage, of which one third is of the latest Euro 6 model, to be delivered in the first half of 2014. All vehicles are equipped with clean and efficient Euro 5 EEV or Euro 6 engines as well as the latest comfort and safety systems, like the lane departure warning system, illustrating the high importance the company is attaching to the environment and safety. “To be successful on the international market we need to offer our customers highest delivery reliability at favorable rates in the first place”, added György Waberer. “To ensure the most economical operation as possible, our average fleet age is only 2 years. A young and modern fleet is instrumental to further expand our presence in Western-Europe; we expect a double digit growth percentage in sales this year.”
“One of Europe’s leading and most professional transport operators choosing DAF is a great recognition for our company and our dealers”, commented Ron Bonsen. “It is also a recognition of our successful and long-term relationship. Waberer’s is driven by continuous improvement of operational efficiency and we are proud to be the company’s largest supplier of tractors.”