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1976 New component manufacturing division of British Leyland

1977 British Leyland brought together 6 subsidiaries to produce auto-electrics and fuel system components for the after-sales market, which were 2 profitable market segments recommended in the Ryder report[1]. The subsidiaries concerned included:

1977 The Vanden Plas, foundries and the reorganized SU-Butec were added to the parts and service activities in Leyland Cars[3]

1978 BL Cars was split into 3 parts, of which BL Components was to be based on the SU-Butec activity[4]

By 1981 was a division of Unipart

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 07, 1977
  2. The Times, Apr 10, 1978
  3. The Times, Mar 22, 1978
  4. The Times, Feb 02, 1978