JCB has announced an investment of more than £50 million in a new plant, creating hundreds of jobs and doubling production of cabs used on its machines.
Work is under way on a facility adjacent to the A50 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, next to two existing JCB plants.
The hi-tech factory will have the capacity to produce around 100,000 cabs a year.
It will include a computer-controlled production line, a fully-automated painting facility and robotic welding, and will create more than 200 new jobs by 2022.
Chief executive Graeme Macdonald said: