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The Leyland Companies Commercial Vehicle operations have go through several different periods, with many mergers, reorganisations and takeovers. The different time periods are covered by several articles, which overlap.
Note: These articles still need work to expand them and give a comprehensive picture of the Leyland Brands history.
|Time period||Article title||Products||related Brands & articles||Notes|
|1896-1907||Leyland Steam Carriage Co.||Steam Buses||-||Start of the Leyland group. Renamed Leyland Motors Ltd in 1907|
|1907-1968||Leyland Motors||Bus & Truck||List of Leyland vehicles||formerly Leyland Steam Carriage Co.|
|1962||Aquired AEC (ACV)||Bus, Dump Truck, & Trucks||List of AEC vehicles||Takeover|
|1968-197?||British Leyland Motor Corporation||Buses, Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Construction Plant, Engines, Trains, Trucks, etc.||too many||Created from merger of British Motor Holdings (BMHC) and Leyland Motor Corporation(LMC)|
|1969||Create Leyland National||Buses||Brand / JV + build Bristol Buses||Created by JV with National Bus Company|
|1970s||Leyland Truck and Bus Division||Trucks, Buses, & Tractors||Leyland Bus, Leyland Tractors, & Leyland Trucks||Reorganisation of BL into divisions|
|1970s||Leyland Special Products|| five sub-divisions:|
# Construction Equipment – Aveling-Barford, Aveling-Marshall, Barfords of Belton and Goodwin-Barsby
# Refrigeration – Prestcold
# Materials Handling – Coventry Climax (incorporating Climax Trucks, Climax Conveyancer and Climax Shawloader)
# Military Vehicles – Alvis and Self-Changing Gears
# Print – Nuffield Press and Lyne & Son
|see left||Reorganisation of BL into divisions|
|1978||Form BL Commercial Vehicles (BLCV) division||Buses, Engine, Forklifts, Military vehicles, Trucks||Leyland (engines), Alvis (military vehicles), Coventry Climax (fork lift trucks and specialist engines), Leyland Vehicles Ltd(trucks, tractors and buses), Self-Changing Gears Limited (heavy-duty transmissions)||New division formed to separate out non car operations.|
|198?||Land Rover Leyland||Commercial vehicles & 4-Wheel drives||Leyland, Land Rover, Range Rover||BLCV and Land Rover Group merged|
|198?||sold Leyland tractors||Tractors||Leyland Tractor Brand||Sold to Nicholson Group & renamed Marshall Tractors|
|1986||Leyland Bus||Buses||List of Leyland Vehicles||Floated off to MBO (then bought by Volvo in 1998|
|1987 - 1993||Leyland DAF||truck & Van producer||List of Leyland DAF vehicles||Created from DAF NV takeover of the commercial vehicle arm after privatisation of BL Group/ Rover Group and was latterly the Freight Rover arm of the Land Rover Group division.|
|1993 - 1998||Leyland Trucks||Trucks||Created by management buy-out|
|1993 - 2009||LDV Group Limited||Vans||Sherpa Van, Pilot Van, Cub Van||Created from MBO after the Leyland Daf Receivership|
|1998 - current||Leyland Trucks subsidiary of PACCAR||Trucks||Acquired by PACCAR of the United States and incorporated as the Leyland Trucks subsidiary of that company.|
Created from the related articles as a index article to clarify relationship of various companies.