Leyland to increase output

Leyland Trucks has announced plans to increase its output by 25% this year, because of a rise in demand for its lorries and a switch in production from other plants. The vehicle manufacturer, owned by Paccar of the US, said it will raise production from 10,000 trucks in 1999 to 12,500 this year, with sales […]

Leyland Trucks has announced plans to increase its output by 25% this year, because of a rise in demand for its lorries and a switch in production from other plants. The vehicle manufacturer, owned by Paccar of the US, said it will raise production from 10,000 trucks in 1999 to 12,500 this year, with sales forecast to rise from £160m to £250m, despite the strength of sterling. Meanwhile, Nick Reilly, chairman of Vauxhall, and Tod Evans, managing director of Peugeot in the UK, told a trade and industry select committee that the British content of their cars would be cut.