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JCB announces £50 million investment in new UK plant

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Staff Writer | July 2, 2018
JCB announced an investment of more than £50 million in a new British plant which will create hundreds of jobs and double production of cabs used on its machines.
Industry   Work is under way on a 350,000sq ft facility
Work is under way on a 350,000sq ft facility for JCB Cab Systems adjacent to the A50 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, central England, next to two existing JCB plants.

The hi-tech factory will have the capacity to produce around 100,000 cabs/year. It will include a computer controlled production line, fully-automated painting facility and robotic welding and will create more than 200 new jobs by 2022.

JCB Cab Systems currently employs more than 400 people at its existing site in Rugeley, Staffs. The new plant is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019.