Are there any British truck manufacturers?

Are there any British truck manufacturers?

DAF in the United Kingdom DAF is the only major commercial vehicle manufacturer producing trucks here in the UK, with our factory in Leyland producing over 15,000 vehicles every year.

What does ERF trucks stand for?

ERF was a British truck manufacturer established in 1933 by Edwin Richard Foden, from whose initials the company was named.

What are the main truck manufacturers?


  • Ford Motor Company. Medium Truck Division.
  • Daimler Trucks North America LLC (includes Freightliner, Western Star and Sterling Trucks)
  • Navistar International Transportation Corporation.
  • Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.
  • PACCAR (includes Kenworth Truck Co.
  • Mack Trucks Inc.
  • Volvo Trucks North America, Inc.

Are Foden and ERF the same?

Edwin Richard Foden was persuaded to come out of retirement and head the new company, which became known as ERF.

What commercial vehicles are made in UK?

Commercial vehicle manufacturers active in the UK include Alexander Dennis, Ford, IBC Vehicles (owned by Stellantis), Leyland Trucks (owned by Paccar) and London Electric Vehicle Company (owned by Geely).

Is ERF a good truck?

It’s a pity the marque was discontinued, because E.R.F trucks were widely known for their excellent durability and reliability in trucking circles. And this was well before the buyout by MAN, who moved truck production to their factory in Munich, Germany. So yes – E.R.F trucks are reliable.

Who makes big rigs?

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  • Freightliner. Every list of the best semi-trucks that’s worth its salt has to include Freightliners.
  • Peterbilt. Open roads stretching ahead of you, a powerful rig beneath you, and a classic look that you just can’t beat: that is the legacy of a Peterbilt.
  • Kenworth.
  • Volvo.
  • International.

Where is DAF based?

DAF Trucks is a Dutch truck manufacturing company and a division of Paccar. Its headquarters and main plant are in Eindhoven. Cabs and axle assemblies are produced at its Westerlo plant in Belgium. Some of the truck models sold with the DAF brand are designed and built by Leyland Trucks at its Leyland plant in England.

What does MAN stand for in trucks?

Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG
The acronym MAN stands for Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG (Machine Factory Augsburg-Nuremberg AG). The company was created in 1898 through the fusion of the two operations Maschinenfabrik AG in Augsburg and Maschinenbau-Actiengesellschaft in Nuremberg and was the precursor of MAN.