In 1928, Hubert van Doorn founded the company Commanditaire Vennootschap Hub van Doorne’s Machinefabriek. It was a workshop in the brewery, where metal cabinets, windows and stairs were assembled. Soon they began to make horse, tractor, and, finally, car trailers. In 1932, the company changed its name to Van Doorne’s Aanhangwagen Fabriek (the Van Doorn Trailer Factory), abbreviated as DAF. In 1949 the company began to make trucks, trailers and buses, changing the name to Van Doorne’s Automobiel Fabriek. In 1996, DAF became part of the PACCAR group.