Midlands digger manufacturer’s earnings at £365m
JCB today mark the production of the half a millionth backhoe loader also known as a digger. The machine that made the company famous.
Prime Minister David Cameron opened a new $100 million JCB factory in Brazil today
Staffordshire based JCB have announced it has won a £3 million contract to provide a fleet of new machines to construction supplier Travis Perkins.
The latest contract marks the purchase of the 1,500th JCB machine by the Travis Perkins Group over the last 15 years.
Commenting on the machine contract, which will be supplied by a Leicester-based JCB dealer, JCB’s UK & Ireland Sales Director Dan Thompstone said:
“We are proud to have sold our 1,500th JCB machine to Travis Perkins. JCB is the market leader for sales of mini excavators in the UK and it’s a huge vote of confidence in the quality of JCB products that such an established and well-respected company as Travis Perkins continues to invest in JCB micro and mini excavators in such huge numbers.”
An iconic Midlands business known across the world that employs thousands across the region reached a milestone today.
JCB has presented the latest backhoe loader to roll off the production line to its new Russian owners in a special ceremony on the shop floor.
Workers at JCB in Staffordshire are today celebrating the production of half a million backhoe loaders, commonly known as the 'digger'.
The first digger rolled of the production line 59 years ago.
More than £30,000 has been raised in a mud fun run organised by JCB.
The event took place at a five-mile course featuring over 20 obstacles, near to the grounds of the firm's headquarters in Rocester in Staffordshire.
Around 500 people, including employees and members of the public, took part. The money raised will go towards the company's £1 million NSPCC appeal to support Carole House, a specialist centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Employees of JCB were awarded special gifts today to mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The gift, a book about the history of JCB, covers the 65 years that the company has been in business, 60 of which have been under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Staffordshire-based JCB has announced plans to recruit 350 new agency employees at seven of its UK factories to meet rising global demand for its products.
In the Midlands, positions will be available at JCB’s World HQ in Rocester, JCB Earthmovers in Cheadle, CB Cab Systems in Rugeley and JCB Power Systems in Derbyshire.
The jobs include welders, machinists, paint sprayers, fabricators, assemblers and forklift truck drivers.
JCB has won a big order - for a thousand mini diggers from a hire firm which will rent them out here and in the United States.
150 people have been taken on at the factory where they're being made.
And today JCB invited small plant hire businesses to look around its world head-quarters on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border.