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British Industrial History

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1942 Acquired its gearbox maker, Kopings Mekaniska Verkstad

1960 Brooklands Motor Co Ltd were sole concessionaires for the UK.

1988 Acquired Leyland Bus; 60% of Leyland Olympian components were taken from Volvo.

1992 Volvo had 40% of the midibus market.

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Sources of Information

  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris