Transport Equipment (Thornycroft)
1948 Range included Nippy 3-ton, Sturdy 5/6-ton, Amazon 12-ton and Trusty 15-ton
1960 Transport Equipment (Thornycroft) Ltd was taken over by ACV; production was limited to the Nubians, Big Bens and Antars.
1961 Commercial vehicle, marine and industrial motor manufacturers. 
1969 Thornycroft's Basingstoke factory was closed in 1969 and specialist vehicles transferred to Scammell at Watford.
1972 The American Eaton Corporation bought Thornycroft's Basingstoke factory from British Leyland for £5M. It has added Thornycroft's heavy gearbox facility to its axle manufacturing capacity.
Sources of Information
- 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
- The Times, 19 December 1972