- Leyland Trucks
company_name = Leyland Trucks Limited
Subsidiaryof PACCARsince 1998
foundation = 1993
location = Leyland,
num_employees = 1,400
Trucks| revenue = | homepage = [http://www.leylandtrucksltd.co.uk/ www.leylandtrucksltd.co.uk]
Leyland Trucks is a British truck manufacturer based in Leyland,
Lancashire. It emerged from the bankruptcy of DAF NV as the result of a management buy-out, and was later acquired by PACCAR, of which it is now a subsidiary. Trucks which are designed and manufactured at "Leyland Trucks" are marketed under PACCAR's DAF brand name.
Its history lies in origins as
Leyland Motors Ltdwhich subsequently became part of the nationalised British Leylandconglomerate. Upon the breakup of BL's successor Rover Group, the truck making division merged with DAF's truck business as DAF NV. When the new company became insolvent a few years later, "Leyland Trucks" emerged as an independent company.
*1896 Formed as the Lancashire Steam Motor Company.
*1907 Name changed to
*1968 Merger with
British Motor Holdingsto form British Leyland Motor Corporation(BLMC).
*1975 BLMC was
nationalisedand became British Leyland(BL).
*1986 BL changed its name to
*1987 The Leyland Trucks division of "Rover Group" merged with
DAF Trucks, and was floated on the Dutch stock exchange as DAF NV. The new company traded as Leyland DAFin the UK, and as DAF elsewhere.
*1993 DAF NV became insolvent.
*1993 New Leyland Trucks company created by
*1998 Acquired by
PACCARof the United Statesand incorporated as the Leyland Trucks subsidiary of that company.
*2006 Leyland Trucks stops manufacturing
Foden Trucksafter its parent company, PACCARdecided to cease production.
DAF LF- Designed, developed and assembled at "Leyland Trucks". This truck received the International Truck of the Yearaward in 2002.cite web
title=Leyland Trucks' Product Range
DAF CF- All CF65 2 axle rigids, and all right hand drive(RHD) versions of the CF75 and CF85 are assembled at "Leyland Trucks".
DAF XF- All RHD versions are assembled at "Leyland Trucks". This truck received the "international truck of the year" award in 2007.
Leyland Motors Ltd
* [http://www.guybutler.co.uk/Securities/DAF.htm DAF BV Company notice]
* [http://www.leylandtrucksltd.co.uk/ Leyland Trucks] official website
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