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JCB PLANS TO RELOCATE PRODUCTION OF COMPACTION EQUIPMENT TO
INDIA AND UK FACTORIES
New Delhi, 13th March.’14: JCB has today announced plans to relocate production of
compaction equipment to factories in the UK and India and close the Gatersleben site in
The decision has been taken to improve JCB’s competitiveness in the compaction sector and
follows a strategic review of its compaction business and recent structural changes in global
market conditions. Demand for compaction equipment has been improving in overall terms in
recent years but the emerging markets now account for the bulk of demand.
As a consequence of this review, JCB has decided that, by the end of June 2014:
Production of all VM Compactors and two larger VM Tandem Rollers (VMT380 and VMT430) will
relocate to JCB’s factory in Pune, India.
Production of all walk-behind models and two smaller VM Tandem Rollers (VMT160 and VMT260)
will relocate to the JCB Attachments factory in Uttoxeter, England.
Production of the 403 Wheeled Loading Shovel will be brought back to the JCB Utility Products
factory in Cheadle, England, where it had been manufactured until 2011.
JCB Chief Executive Officer, Graeme Macdonald said: “The decision to relocate production of
compaction equipment to factories in the UK and India is right for our business. Demand for
compaction equipment has shifted towards emerging markets and manufacturing smaller
models in the UK and larger equipment in India is in our customers’ best interests, especially in
light of our recent investments in new compaction products.”
“This will improve the competitiveness of JCB in the compaction sector. It will also create a far
more sustainable position on which we can build as we grow the business in the future”.
According to JCB India's MD and CEO Vipin Sondhi, “The demand for larger compaction
equipment is growing at a steady rate in the Greater India region and we will now have better
flexibility to produce global quality machines in India for our customers in the region as well as
About JCB India
JCB India Limited, Ballabgarh (Haryana) is a fully owned subsidiary of JC Bamford Excavators Limited, UK,
one of the world's leading manufacturers of earthmoving and construction equipment. Worldwide, JCB
produces over 300 different models, which are sold in over 150 countries. JCB India has three operational
world class manufacturing facilities; one in Ballabgarh, Haryana near New Delhi, two in Pune and an
upcoming unit in Jaipur with twenty four different machines in seven product types such as Backhoe
Loaders, Wheeled Loading Shovels, Tracked Excavators, Vibratory Compactors, Telehandlers, Skid Steer
Loaders and Pick and Carry cranes. An excellent network of over 575 outlets throughout India along with
a world-class customer service network support JCB.
For further information, please contact:-
JCB India Ltd. BUZZ Communications Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi
Executive Vice President – Marketing, Business
Development and Corporate Affairs
Tel no. 0129-4299000
Sarojini Ujlayan/ Achal Paul
Tel 011-43596661 / 2 / 3
Mobile 09810006148/ 098101 62377
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