BMC British Motor Corporation

British Motor Corporation
Vehicle manufacturer
The BMC British Motor Corporation Limited (BMC) was a UK-based vehicle manufacturer, formed in early 1952 to give effect to an agreed merger of the Morris and Austin businesses.[1]
BMC acquired the shares in Morris Motors and the Austin Motor Company. Morris Motors, the holding company of the productive businesses of the Nuffield Organisation, owned MG, Riley, and Wolseley.[2]
The agreed exchange of shares in Morris or Austin for shares in the new holding company, BMC, became effective in mid-April 1952.[3]
In September 1965, BMC took control of its major suppliers (of bodies), Pressed Steel, acquiring Jaguar’s body supplier in the process.
In September 1966, BMC merged with Jaguar Cars Limited.[4]
On 14 December 1966, BMC changed its name to British Motor Holdings Limited or BMH.[5]
BMH merged in May 1968 with Leyland Motor Corporation Limited, which made trucks and buses and were owners of Standard-Triumph International Limited, BMH becoming the major part of British Leyland Motor Corporation
Headquarters: Birmingham
Founded: 1952
Successor: British Leyland
Ceased operations: 1966

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