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    IMechE North West Automobile Division – ‘The DAF Future Truck Chassis Concept [FTCC] Research Project’ – 29 September 2015

    Start date: 29/09/2015
    Cost: Free, Please book your place via the Link


    Robert Lawton – Engineering Project Management, Leyland Trucks Ltd

    Kevin Gough – Chief Engineer, CSA Group Testing UK Ltd

    The presentation will run through the FTCC collaborative research project to develop an innovative lightweight 12t [GVW] future truck chassis concept giving details of the new design solutions found and the testing carried out during the project.

    The FTCC “Proof of Concept” project was led by Leyland Trucks in close cooperation with both Sapa Profiles UK who provided the aluminium extrusions and CSA Group, who assisted with the validation of the truck by defining and conducting vehicle and rig based testing. The aim of the project was to deliver 30% weight saving on chassis and front suspension components to realise an increased payload at lower fuel consumption, resulting in reduced CO2 emissions.

    At the end of the presentation the FTCC technology demonstration vehicle can be viewed.

    Tuesday 29th September 2015 – 19:00 to 20:30

    (Refreshments & Registration Available from 18:30)

    Leyland Trucks Ltd

    Croston Road

    Leyland, PR26 6LZ

    For more information or to book a place please visit the website:

    Alternatively please email

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham