Rootes Group

The Rootes Group was a British automobile manufacturer, which was based in the Midlands and south of England. Rootes was the parent company of many well-known British marques, including Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam, Talbot, Commer and Karrier. At its height Rootes had plants in the Midlands at Coventry and Birmingham, in the south at Acton, Luton, Dunstable, Maidstone and Canterbury, and in the West of Scotland at Linwood. The company no longer exists, having been taken over in stages by Chrysler, and subsequently sold to Peugeot and, in part, Renault.

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British Light Steel Pressings
... In 1937 it was taken over by the Rootes Group, to make body shells for Sunbeam cars. 90 were available with saloon bodywork from BLSP or drophead coupé bodywork by another nearby Rootes company, Thrupp Maberly ... as well as body shells, produced a wide range of car and commercial components for the Rootes Group including suspension units, petrol tanks and small pressings ...
Rootes Group - History and Corporate Development - End of The Name
... The last appearance of the name Rootes was at a garage, still extant in Maidstone, which bore the name. 1 January 2007, in line with the other 40 dealerships within its business group, the name was changed from Rootes Maidstone, to become Robins Day Maidstone ... Rootes' contribution to Coventry's history is commemorated by the University of Warwick in the naming of Rootes Hall, one of its largest Halls of ...
Karrier - Takeovers and Mergers - Rootes Group
... After takeover bids in 1934, the Rootes Group acquired Karrier and moved production to Luton, closing the Huddersfield operation ... late 1950s and 1960s, some Karrier vehicles were fitted with the iconic Rootes TS3 two-stroke opposed piston diesel engine ... became integrated with that of Sunbeam following its absorption into the Rootes group ...
Thrupp & Maberly - Rootes Group
... End of London, which in 1925 was bought by the remarkable salesmen the Rootes brothers ... The Rootes brothers interests were then in distribution and repair and not manufacture ... The Rootes brothers bought Humber, and with it Hillman in 1928, and from 1932 some bodies were made for the top of the range Humbers ...

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