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J.C. Bamford Excavators to open two new factories in India

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

JCB, one of the leading international manufacturers of earthmoving and construction equipment, has inaugurated two new manufacturing facilities near Jaipur. These are the company's fourth and fifth manufacturing units in the country, positioned to enable JCB to keep pace with future economic growth and to strengthen its position in India's Construction Equipment Industry.

The new factories were inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje and JCB Group Chairman, Lord Bamford. Located on 115 acres of land just 35km from Jaipur city, the site is home to JCB's single largest manufacturing footprint in India. When operating at full capacity, it will employ around 1,000 people.

Component manufacturing is already underway at one of the Jaipur plants and next year production will begin of telescopic handlers and skid steer loaders for the Indian market. The facility will also provide additional backhoe loader capacity from 2015.

Speaking about the Rs 500 crore investment in Jaipur, Lord Bamford, Chairman, JCB Group, said: "The inauguration of the two Jaipur factories is a significant milestone for JCB, which has been making in India for 35 years and has grown to become one of India's most respected manufacturers. From small beginnings in 1979, I could never have imagined that our family business would employ 5,000 people in India making JCBs, with thousands more employed elsewhere in the supply chain. The new factories in Jaipur mean our contribution to the Indian economy will grow and I am grateful to the Rajasthan Government for their support in helping JCB make our investment ambitions a reality.,

Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director and CEO, JCB India Ltd, said, "JCB's new facilities in the historical city of Jaipur are world-class in every respect, with zero effect on the environment both in terms of construction and operation. JCB India will be making products in Jaipur to the same world-class standard as the machines we make in our existing three factories in Ballabgarh and Pune. Our new manufacturing footprint, the strength of the JCB brand and our complete focus on the customer means that JCB India is well positioned to build on its own "Make-In-India, credentials and continue to deliver on its promise of product and service excellence to dealers and customers in India and in our growing export markets.,

JCB India's three manufacturing facilities include the world's largest backhoe loader factory in the world, located in Ballabgarh, near New Delhi (Haryana) and two factories in Pune, manufacturing fabrications and components - mainly for export - as well as state-of-the-art heavy equipment, including large excavators, wheeled loading shovels and compaction equipment.

 

Source:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/