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Austin Morris

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1974 Even though this division was working a three-day week, productivity had increased by 25%.

1978 The volume car division of BL Cars, of the 3 divisions formed by Michael Edwardes when he took over as chairman of BL

The MG operation was moved from Austin Morris to Jaguar Rover Triumph, which was thought to be a better fit[1]

1980 Austin Morris employed 41,000 people[2]

1981 With the Triumph, Morris, Riley and Wolseley marques effectively defunct, the new, leaner BL Cars business was rechristened as the Austin Rover Group and focused primarily on the Austin and Rover marques.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 20, 1978
  2. The Times, Feb 14, 1980