JCB announces new £50m factory


JCB is to invest more than £ 50 million in a new plant that will create more than 200 jobs by 2022.

The construction equipment giant is the construction of the new plant adjacent to the A50 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, next to the two JCB plants.

It will build the taxi to go on his machines, and will be able to produce 100 000 cabins a year – double its current production.

The new plant will be opened in the summer of 2019, JCB said. Midlands Live: Tributes paid after body of a boy pulled from the lake; Road closed by massive timber yard blaze

Chief executive Graeme Macdonald said: “This new plant will be the most advanced and productive of the cab in the world and will bring even more levels of business efficiency.

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

The plant includes a new computer-controlled, fully automatic production line of the installation to painting and robotic welding.

JCB Cab Systems currently employs more than 400 people at its site in Rugeley, Staffordshire.