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ChassisCab DAF

Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds

About Us

Chassis Cab is a family run and owned business operating in the East Anglia region.  Efficient transport involves more than just the perfect truck. Therefore, DAF offers a total transport solution. Behind DAF is a professional organisation and an international dealer network. They help in choosing the right vehicle, arrange financing and keep clients' fleets in perfect condition.  You can find out more about the specific services we offer on our website.

  • Chassis Cab was formed in 1982 by Mr David Ruffles
  • Started as body repairer in Bury St Edmunds
  • Appointed as Parts and Service Dealership in late 1980’s by Leyland-DAF
  • Appointed Leyland-DAF main dealer in Ipswich in 1993
  • Moved to new purpose built premises in Great Blakenham in October 1998
  • Massive improvements to Bury St Edmunds facility between 2003 and 2005
  • Tachograph testing bay installed at Ipswich Site in 2006
  • Acquired Universal Garage, a DAF Service Dealer since 1975, in Cambridgeshire in 2006
  • Acquires DAF Trucks franchise for Cambridge from Marshall Motor Group in 2014
  • The Group currently employs over 145 members of staff between its four locations


Great trucks require great people.

Our key position within the UK market is due to our impressively configured product range and industry leading service and support from our highly committed dealer network and staff.

Together as a team, we are constantly building, growing and understanding changes within the market and we take a proactive approach to developing products that meet the needs of our customers. We understand that to maintain our market leading position, we need the best people and so we make employee well-being, safety and training our priority.

It’s you that makes the DAF difference

At DAF we recognise the contribution of every individual. Through the service, performance and passion of our employees we set ourselves apart from the competition. We reward excellence and create outstanding working conditions to enhance motivation – this is how we maintain our position as a world class leader in transport solutions.  Everyone here at DAF enjoys equal opportunity, regardless of age, nationality, gender, religion, race or sexual orientation.

Our team of 145 blends a combination of experienced wisdom with youthful enthusiasm.

Over 80% of our senior management team has been promoted internally including a service manager originally employed as an apprentice mechanic. The remaining staff injected the new blood that is essential for an ever expanding organisation.

Chassis Cab has a policy of taking on new apprentices annually and implements a retention scheme to encourage these apprentices to remain with the Company until at least their 25th birthday.

The DAF Trucks National Dealer Apprentice Programme

The DAF Trucks National Dealer Apprentice Programme gives you the chance to join the select group of specialist technicians working on some of the most modern, sophisticated trucks on the road. 

In order to meet growing demands, truck operators look for quality, durability and reliability from their vehicles, but it is not enough simply to manufacture a truck to the highest standards.

A truck is a major investment that must earn its keep and, once an operator has bought a vehicle, keeping it on the road becomes the main priority. That is why the same high standards must also apply to the repair and maintenance support that truck buyers need and - with the country's biggest and best equipped dealer network - DAF's Back-Up service ensures that they are not disappointed.

DAF's technicians are part of a highly skilled workforce that is committed to quality. With the rapid increase in the complexity of today's trucks - and the technology needed to keep them up and running - first class training for those involved in the vital servicing and maintenance of these vehicles has become more important than ever.

The DAF Trucks National Dealer Apprentice Programme gives you the chance to join the select group of specialist technicians working on some of the most modern, sophisticated trucks on the road. And it's not just a job. It's the first step in a career that gives you the opportunity to advance, succeed and fulfil your ambitions in the motor industry.

For further information on the programme cane be found at: http://www.daf-apprenticeships.co.uk/ or contact us Chassis Cab on info@chassis-cab.co.uk or call the DAF After Sales Services Manager on 01844 261111

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