Business leader welcomes JCB results

Staffordshire firm’s profits rise to £365 million

The North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce says JCB is a vital part of the Midlands’ economy.

The firm has announced record profits for last year, and a report has concluded the company supports 24,000 UK jobs.

JCB is a major UK exporter, and is based at Rocester in Staffordshire.

“It’s very good that at the moment there is a resurgence in manufacturing and the West Midlands are leading the way,” said Sara Williams, North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce.

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JCB announces record profits

The Midlands based company JCB has announced record profits for 2012. Profits rose to £365 million making it the best year in the firm's 67 year history.