Associated Commercial Vehicles

Associated Commercial Vehicles (ACV) was a holding company formed on 1 October 1948 when Associated Equipment Company purchased Crossley Motors and Maudslay Motor Company.[1] In 1949 ACV took control of coachbuilding firm Park Royal Vehicles, along with its subsidiary Charles H. Roe, followed in 1961 by Thornycroft.[2][3] In 1962, ACV was purchased by Leyland Motors[4]

Associated Commercial Vehicles
TypeHolding company
Founded1 October 1948
Charles H Roe
Crossley Motors
Maudslay Motor Company
Park Royal Vehicles


  1. ^ AEC Group to be Reorganised Commercial Motor 10 September 1948
  2. ^ Park Royal Stock Exchange Commercial Motor 29 April 1949
  3. ^ Leyland-ACV Merger Approved Commercial Motor 24 August 1962
  4. ^ Companion to Road Passenger Transport History. Walsall: Roads & Road Transport History Association. 2013. p. 32. ISBN 9780955287633.