Triumph Company Description:
The Triumph Motor Company had its origins in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann and Moritz Schulte from Germany founded Bettmann & Co and started selling Triumph bicycles. In 1930 the company changed its name to the Triumph Motor Company. In December 1960 the company was bought by Leyland Motors Ltd with Donald Stokes becoming chairman of the Standard Triumph division in 1963. Further mergers led to the formation of British Leyland Motor Corporation in 1968. The last Triumph model was the Acclaim which was launched in 1981 in a joint venture with Japanese company Honda.