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The abbreviation BMC is the encrypted name of one of the largest British automotive concerns, British Motor Corporation. In 1964, shortly before the collapse, it opened his branch in Turkey, the only one that has retained this name to this day.
Since 1966, Turkish BMC began assembling British Austin and Morris trucks from imported units. After the collapse of the Leyland company, some equipment of closed British enterprises became the basis of the country's largest machine-building and foundry complex, which began to produce trucks that were discontinued in the UK.
In the 80s, the company has put into operation the second stage of the plant, bringing the annual production capacity to 21.5 thousand vehicles. Since 1985, they have also begun assembling diesel engines under license from the American company Cummins. Thus BMC became the first national manufacturer of a wide range of trucks, buses and engines.
In the early 90s, BMC asked Italian design studio Pinifarina to develop a new cab for a new family of heavy trucks. The development took 6 years and 120 million US dollars. So in 1996, trucks of the new Profesyonel family (or Professional in export markets) were presented. A little later, the production of trucks under license from BMC began in Malaysia and Kenya. In 1992, the BMC bus division was opened.