British Leyland Motor Corporation 1968 2005

Author: Mike Carver
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750963492
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British Leyland Motor Corporation, formed in the wake of the post-war manufacturing boom, brought together almost all the British-owned car and commercial vehicle companies that then existed. At the head of the sixth largest car manufacturer in the world, its management confidently expected to give the United Kingdom a leading place in the global motor industry. Their catastrophic failure was one of the biggest and most disappointing disasters in British industrial history. From their unique insider perspective, three former employees of the brand reveal how and why, despite producing profitable marques such as Jaguar, Rover and Land Rover, as well as the iconic best-selling Mini, British Leyland came to its sad end ...

British Leyland

Author: LLC Books
Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156990469
Size: 18,56 MB
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: British Motor Corporation, Coventry Climax, Leyland Motors, Austin Rover Group, Lanner Group Ltd, Unipart, Guy Motors, George Turnbull, Donald Stokes, Baron Stokes, Land Rover Group, British Motor Holdings, Hawker's Sports Ground, Michael Edwardes, ISTEL, Ryder Report, British Motor Heritage, Freight Rover. Excerpt: British Leyland was a vehicle manufacturing company formed in the United Kingdom in 1968 as British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd (BLMC). It was partly nationalised in 1975 with the government creating a new holding company called British Leyland Ltd which became BL Ltd (later BL plc) in 1978. It incorporated much of the British owned motor vehicle industry, and held 40% of the UK car market, with roots going back to 1895. Despite containing profitable marques such as Jaguar, Rover and Land Rover, as well as the best-selling Mini, British Leyland had a troubled history. In 1986 it was renamed as the Rover Group, later to become MG Rover Group, which went into administration in 2005, bringing an end to mass car production by British owned manufacturers-with MG and the Austin, Morris and Wolsley marques becoming part of China's SAIC, to whom MG Rover attempted to merge with prior to administration. BLMC shareBLMC was created in 1968 by the merger of British Motor Holdings (BMH) and Leyland Motor Corporation (LMC), encouraged by Tony Benn as chairman of the Industrial Reorganisation Committee created by the Wilson Government (1964-1970). At the time, LMC was a successful manufacturer, while BMH was perilously close to collapse. The Government was hopeful LMC's expertise would revive the ailing BMH. The merger combined most of the remaining independent British car manufacturing companies and included car, bus and truck manufacturers and more diverse enterprises including construction equipment, refrigerators...

Crisis Resilience And Survival

Author: Matthias Holweg
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316483258
Size: 19,71 MB
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Crisis, Resilience and Survival charts the evolution of the global automotive industry, revealing the pressures and challenges facing firms in this huge but turbulent realm of business. Long-term overcapacity and swings of the economic cycle mean that many car companies are in financially perilous positions. Yet failures of auto companies are rare, and many have bounced back from the brink. Using the concept of the 'survival envelope', Holweg and Oliver argue that the ability to design, develop, manufacture and distribute vehicles competitively is not the only factor in ensuring success. Using detailed analyses of two failures (Rover and Saab) and two near-misses (Chrysler and Nissan) they explore how scale, market reach and supportive stakeholder relations can make the difference between success and failure in this global industry. This book will appeal to anyone working in, or studying the auto industry, as well as those interested in corporate success and failure.

The Triumph Tr

Author: John Nikas
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445673835
Size: 18,28 MB
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The early Triumph sports cars that set the standard for others to follow. Providing full details of all models in a readable and engaging style.

Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography 2005 2008

Author: Lawrence Goldman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199671540
Size: 15,12 MB
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This book, drawn from the award-winning online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, tells the story of our recent past through the lives of those who shaped national life.

Dod S Parliamentary Companion

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Great Events From History

Author: Salem Press
ISBN: 9781587653575
Size: 11,53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume brings together in one place all the appendixes and indexes from the expansive Great Events from History series. Free with the purchase of more than one subset.

El Hi Textbooks Serials In Print 2005

ISBN: 9780835246804
Size: 20,55 MB
Format: PDF
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Author: Nuffield Foundation
Size: 18,69 MB
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British Car Advertising Of The 1960s

Author: Heon Stevenson
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476611300
Size: 19,36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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During the 1960s, the automobile finally secured its position as an indispensable component of daily life in Britain. Car ownership more than doubled from approximately one car for every 10 people in 1960 to one car for every 4.8 people by 1970. Consumers no longer asked “Do we need a car?” but “What car shall we have?” This well-illustrated history analyzes how both domestic car manufacturers and importers advertised their products in this growing market, identifying trends and themes. Over 180 advertisement illustrations are included.