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An Anglo-Dutch company, part of DAF BV
1987 DAF Trucks took a 60 percent controlling share in Leyland Trucks and Freight Rover, maker of Sherpa vans, and became DAF NV, which soon afterwards was floated on the Dutch stock market. The British arm of the new company traded as Leyland DAF, with two main sites in the UK: the truck plant in Leyland and the vans plant in Birmingham.
1988 reported profit for its first year in private ownership.
1993 The company collapsed
1993 The Leyland factory was subject to a management buy-out and became Leyland Trucks Limited