JCB Plans to Relocate Production of Compaction Equipment to India and UK Factories
In view of the latest relocation plans, JCB has decided that by the end of June 2014 its production of all VM Compactors and two larger VM Tandem Rollers (VMT380 and VMT430) will be relocated to JCB's factory in Pune, India. Likewise, the 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.
The Managing Director, and CEO Vipin Sondhi, informed that the demand for larger compaction equipment is growing at a steady rate in the Greater India region and the JCB will now have better flexibility to produce global quality machines in India for ITS customers in the region as well as for exports purposes.