Leyland-Innocenti, the Italian subsidiary of British Leyland, today re-affirmed its will to continue activities in Italy. A spokesman for the company, which employs 5,000 in Milan, making chiefly Minis, said Leyland-Innocenti planned to keep up production and even expand it for more competitive models on the domestic and foreign markets.
Leyland-Innocenti, whose output exceeded 61,000 cars last year, has a stock of 8,000 unsold cars at present. The company also announced a board reshuffle. Mr David Andrews, Mr Albert Lawrence and Mr Percy Plant replaced Mr John Barber, Mr Geoffrey Robinson and Lord Stokes as members of the board. Mr Plant was also elected president. Signor Pier Giovanni Bella was reconfirmed as managing director.