Besides 10 Backhoe loaders making their way for earthquake relief work in Nepal, JCB India has also sent electric power generators from Delhi to Nepal to assist in earthquake relief operations. Total value of this equipment is $1 million.
Nepal earthquake has left thousands dead and countless injured. The devastation and destruction across the region is both shocking and heart wrenching. The equipment being supplied by JCB will be used for ground relief efforts while generators will come to the aid of grief stricken communities.
This is not the first time that JCB has stepped forward with help during natural disasters. In 2013, when the Philippines were hit by Typhoon Haiyan, JCB supplied equipment to the tune of $500,000 while in 2010 during the earthquakes in Haiti, it was again JCB’s machines and generators that came to the rescue. JCB also supplied equipment for rescue operations during the 2008 earthquakes that hit China and southern India and to Sri Lanka and Indonesia in 2004 when the Tsunami struck on Boxing Day.
JCB India Limited, headquartered at Ballabgarh, Haryana is a fully owned subsidiary of J C Bamford Excavators Limited of UK. The company is a leader in the manufacture of earthmoving and construction equipment and has over 300 models produced in 150 countries across the globe. In India, JCB produces a total of 26 machines that include Backhoe Loaders, Wheeled Loading Shovels, Tracked Excavators, Vibratory Compactors, Telehandlers, Skid Steer Loaders and Gensets. JCB has a vast network of 60 dealerships in the country and 600 sales and service outlets. JCB has 22 factories in Asia, Europe, North America and South America with products sold in 150 countries across the globe.