DAF Trucks Opens Superb Used Trucks Centre in Prague
Just take a look at the picture of the site and you will see that some money has been spent here – not only in terms of the land and facilities, but also the amount of stock on show.
With some 200 trucks on display, shows how DAF intends to strengthen their used truck operation across Europe. In the UK DAF only sell their used trucks via the dealer network with no company owned facilities. Could this be the start of a change of direction in the UK too.
The demand for DAF trucks is continuing to increase in Eastern Europe as well – not only for new, but also for nearly new vehicles. All of the vehicles that are available in the new DAF Used Truck Centre Prague come from the DAF, PACCAR Financial and PacLease organisations.
First Choice: full manufacturer’s warranty
Almost all trucks that are offered by the DAF Used Truck Centre in Prague carry the First Choice label. This means that these DAF trucks, designed to serve at least 1,600,000 kilometres, have still a full life to go as they are younger than five years, have driven no more than 600,000 kilometres and have always been maintained properly. First Choice trucks have undergone technical checks containing more than 200 items, are in excellent condition and are offered with full or driveline warranty as an option. First Choice trucks can also be financed by PACCAR Financial and can be delivered with a MultiSupport Repair and Maintenance contract.
‘A formula for success’
Prague is no the only DAF used truck site, there are official DAF Used Truck Centres in Budapest, Warsaw and Lyon, in addition to the approximately 200 European DAF dealers that sell First Choice used DAF trucks. “Our new Used Truck Centre in Prague focuses completely on selling young pre-owned DAF trucks”, explains Gerrit-Jan Bas, managing director of PACCAR Financial Europe and responsible for DAF Used Trucks. “Bringing together a large number of DAF used trucks has proven to be a formula for success. Our centres offer a wide range of pure excellence DAF vehicles in a wide range of versions and specifications – and all these as-good-as-new trucks are characterized by low operating costs, industry leading reliability and the highest level of driver comfort.”