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
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.
JCB has announced that it has won an order to supply more than a thousand diggers.
Digby, Lord Jones, Ambassador of JCB Corporate said they they are thrilled about the news.
The machines were unveiled at the comany's plant in Rocester.
Half of the diggers will stay in the UK and half will go to the United States.