The Triumph Cycle Company was founded in 1885 by Siegfried Bettmann and Mauritz Schulte in Coventry,
England to produce bicycles. In 1923 the production of cars started.
In 1939 insolvency and bought by Donald Healey. Triumph was taken over by the Standard Motor Company in 1944.
In 1963 Triumph was bought by Leyland. The last production year of Triumph was 1984.
BMW owns the trademark rights since 1994.