Around the World : Overseas operations
Below is a list of the operations managed by British Leyland International during the early 1970s. I have included the autonomous distribution companies, CKD operations, and associated manufacturers. If you know of any not included or can provide further information on any of the below, please contact us with any information you might have.
At the absolute zenith of BMC>Rover’s career, in 1968, they maintained 60 factories in the UK and 66 overseas, and foreign production amounted to 340,000 vehicles per year. Indigenous manufacture and partial manufacture took place in Australia, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Ireland, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, South and Central Africa, Spain and Turkey. As of 2003, that amounts to one factory, just south of Birmingham.
|Austria||British Leyland Austria KG
Messrs. Arge Auto
|Belgium||NV Leyland Industries, NV BL Belgium (SA)
Messrs SAMAF, Brussels
|Denmark||Leyland DAB A/S
Malines (Assembly plant)
|Finland||Oy Suomen Autoteollisuus AB
Oy Veho Ab
|France||BL France SA, Leyland Industrial SA||Dist.|
|Germany||A Bruggemann & Co GmbH, Deutsche Leyland GmbH||Dist.|
|Ireland||British Leyland (Ireland)||CKD|
|Italy||Leyland Innocenti Autoveilcoli Spa||Prod.|
|Malta||Car Assembly Ltd||CKD|
|Netherlands||BL Nederland CV, BL Import NV, Leyland Motor Corporation NV||Dist.|
|Norway||British Leyland Norge A/S||Dist.|
|Portugal||BL de Portugal Automoveis Lda, Triumph SA
|Spain||Automoviles de Turismo Hispano Ingleses SA (Authi)
|Sweden||British Leyland (Sweden) AB||Dist.|
|Switzerland||BL Switzerland AG||Dist.|
|Yugoslavia||IMV – Industrija Motornih Vozil, Industry of Motor Vehicles||CKD|
|Algeria||Messrs S.A.D.I.V.A. (Société Algérienne d´Importation de Véhicules Automobiles)||Dist.|
|Australia||Leyland Motor Corporation of Australia Ltd||Prod.|
|Cambodia||Société Khmere de Représentation et de Navigation||Dist.|
|Canada||British Leyland Motors Canada Ltd||Dist.|
|Chile||British Leyland del Chile SA||Prod.|
|Costa Rica||Land Rover Ltd||CKD|
|Ecuador||Austin Morris Ecuador||CKD|
|East Africa||Leyland Albion (East Africa) Ltd||CKD|
|Ghana||Leyland Motors (Ghana) Ltd||Dist.|
|Hong Kong||Metro Cars Ltd||Dist.|
|India||Ashok Leyland, Ennore Foundries, Standard Motor Products of India Ltd||Prod.|
|Iran||SS Leyland Motors Iran, SS Leyland Diesel Iran||CKD|
|Jamaica||John Crook Ltd||Dist.|
|Malawi||Leyland Motor Corporation (Malawi) Ltd||Dist.|
|Morocco||Austin Morris Morocco||CKD|
|New Zealand||NZ Leyland Corporation Ltd||Prod.|
|Peru||British Leyland del Peru SA||Dist.|
|Southern Rhodesia||Austin Motor Co. (Pvt.) Ltd||CKD|
|South Africa||Leyland Motor Corporation SA Ltd
Transvaal, Messrs. R. Lucas and F. Payne Motors Ltd
|Sudan||Sudan Warehousing Co. Ltd||Dist.|
|Tanzania||Leyland Albion (Tanzania) Ltd||CKD|
|Trinidad||Austin Morris Ltd, Land Rover Ltd||CKD|
|Turkey||BMC Sanayi ve Ticaret AS||Prod.|
|Uganda||Leyland Albion (Uganda) Ltd||CKD|
|Uraguay||Austin Morris, Uraguay SA; Frank Surgery SA||CKD|
|USA||British Leyland Motors Inc||Dist.|
|Zaire||Industrie Nationale Zairoise des Automobiles Leyland||CKD|
|Zambia||Aveling-Barford, Leyland-Motors, Rover (Zambia) Ltd||CKD|
Key to terms:
Prod: Production facility, where entire cars were built from scratch.
CKD: Cars assembled from kits exported from the UK.
Dist: Distribution network, managed locally.
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