1906 - 1908
This company was a big builder of steam locomotives from the middle of the 19th century. In 1906 the British & Colonial Mercedes-Daimler Syndicate ordered 50 examples of a car to be called the Y.E.C. which was a copy of the current 30hp chain-drive Mercedes. They paid royalties to Mercedes on these 50 chassis, but for some reason baulked at continuing royalty payments on future orders. The venture ended when Mercedes Daimler threatened legal action, and no more examples of the Y.E.C. were made.
Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile