The Spanish logistic giant Primafrio decided to continue its long-standing partnership with the Dutch truck manufacturer DAF ordering an impressive 1300 units from the XF 480 Super Space Cab model. According to the Murcia based transport company, the excellent in-service reliability and fuel efficiency were key facts to choose the Eindhoven brand, reinforcing a partnership that lasts for several years now.
Truck Drivers First
We highlight the fact of seeing Primafrio revealing some concern about the driver’s comfort and well-being by choosing this model on high volume cabin variant, the recognized and praised Super Space Cab. They did the same on their Volvo recent order – delivered last October – by choosing Globetrotter cabins.
The Primafrio & DAF XF Relationship
The DAF press release states that this new order will comprehend partial deliveries extending till 2023. The first 400 units were already delivered and put into Primafrio’s operation within their European flows.
Neither the Dutch manufacturer nor Primafrio mentions whether this new order is about increasing fleet capacity or replacing units ending their contracts. There’s a statement about 900 DAF units in the Primafrio fleet by the end of 2020 but no details about the actual fleet size. Therefore, we can’t determine the DAF market share in this noteworthy Spanish fleet.
For DAF, this is another major step in the recent successful path for the Dutch builder. They were recently awarded the prestigious Good Design Award and continue to take pioneering steps towards electric mobility with the recent CF Electric Range.