Here is a timeline of events which have led to Birmingham van-maker LDV applying to go into administration.
1896 - The first appearance of the Leyland name that was to become a feature of UK car and truck manufacturing.
1968 - Leyland Motors becomes part of the newly-formed British Leyland, which later became the Rover Group.
1987 - Leyland Trucks division of Rover becomes Leyland DAF when it merges with Dutch company DAF Trucks.
1993 - Leyland DAF becomes independent firm LDV following a management buy-out.
2005 - The company is bought by private equity group Sun Capital.
2006 - LDV is purchased by Russian company Gaz.
November 15 2008 - LDV announces that its Washwood Heath plant is cutting 10% of its workforce and implementing an extended holiday over the Christmas break, through to February.
January 2009 - LDV applies for support with the European Investment Bank (EIB) under its package for the green vehicle industry. The provisional response is positive but no funds will be available until June at the earliest.
January 14 - LDV announces it is to extend the Christmas break further and requests dialogue with the Government.
January-March - Officials hold discussions with ministers from the Business Department over possible Government support for a management buy-out and bridging loan to EIB funding.
March 3 - Management buy-out plans are presented to the workforce, which votes overwhelmingly to accept a 10% pay cut across the board in support of the move.
March 31 - A foreign investor meets the UK Government, which has been maintaining that Gaz - or a foreign investor - must support the company.
April 28 - LDV files for administration.
May 6 - Court hearing on LDV's application.