The Logistics Driver Apprentices visited the DAF Truck Assembly Plant in Leyland to see how our trucks are designed, tested and built.
The 710,000 sq ft assembly plant employs circa 1,000 people with a capacity to produce over 12 trucks an hour for delivery in UK and Europe.
The CEMEX Team experienced the latest 3D design technology and had educational talks from the manufacturing, engineering and design teams explaining the advanced technologies now used to produce trucks with the latest emission and automatic braking systems.
CEMEX trucks are now being spec'd with front radar and automatic braking systems, adaptive cruise control and lane deviation warning. This system will automatically brake to slow vehicles down when a potential collision is detected.
A full guided tour of the factory was given, seeing a truck assembled from parts arriving at one end to driving off the line. The Team saw a CEMEX truck on the assembly line and saw how closely the Teams had to work on the line to achieve the continuous flow along the moving line and the quality control involved. The Team at DAF where impressed with CEMEX commitment to train young drivers and we had great feedback from our guys on how informative and enjoyable the experience had been.