Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Westerlo, Belgium
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

102 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 July 2017
Employment effect (start)
18 September 2017
Foreseen end date


DAF, a Dutch truck manufacturer, has announced the creation of 102 new jobs as of 18 September 2017 at its plant in Eindhoven (south Netherlands) and Westerlo (Belgium) in order to realise the planned production increase from 192 to 198 trucks per day. The jobs will be mainly, if not all, production jobs, although it has not been specified what type of contracts will be offered. This production increase follows another one which had been announced in June 2017 involving 78 new jobs as of August 2017, which amounts to a total job increase of 180. The production increases are explained by management as being the result of the economic growth, which has positively affected the demand for trucks.

DAF has production facilities in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Brazil, employs some 9,240 persons (in full-time equivalents) worldwide, and is part of the American PACCAR Inc.


  • 6 July 2017: fd.nl
  • 4 July 2017: Omroep Brabant


Eurofound (2017), DAF, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 91723, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91723.