Inchcape plc (LSE: INCH) is a large automotive retail group operating in developed and emerging countries.

It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

In 1847, William Mackinnon and Robert Mackenzie, formed the Mackinnon Mackenzie Company (MMC), a general merchanting partnership based in Calcutta.

In 1856 Mackinnon formed the Calcutta and Burma Steam Navigation Company to carry post to the region: the Company appointed MMC as their agents, secured contracts to transport British troops from Ceylon to India during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and in 1862 floated on the London Stock Exchange under the name British India Steam Navigation Company.

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