200 new jobs created by JCB thanks to £50 million investment in new British plant

The new plant is set to open in the summer of 2019 in Staffordshire

The construction equipment group, JCB, has started work on its latest hi-tech factory, next to two existing JCB plants in Uttoxeter, Staffs.  The new facility will have the capacity to produce around 100,000 cabs a year.

CEO Graeme Macdonald said in a statement: “This new factory will be the most advanced and productive cab facility in the world and will bring even greater levels of efficiency to the business.

“The investment is one of the biggest in the company’s history and underlines our commitment to manufacturing in Britain and in our home county of Staffordshire.”

JCB Cab Systems general manager David Carver said: “While new jobs will be created, moving to the new factory will enable us to double capacity without doubling the workforce thanks to high levels of automation.

“The whole plant is being designed to improve productivity, reduce waste and provide unprecedented quality levels.”

JCB Cab Systems currently employs over 400 people at its site in Rugeley, Staffordshire

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