JCB celebrates 35 years in India, inaugurates two new factories in Rajasthan
Britain based J C Bramford, leaders in manufacture of earth moving and construction equipment completes 35 years of manufacturing in India. Two new plants have been inaugurated by Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, and JCB Group Chairman Lord Bramford.
JCB’s two new plants in India were inaugurated at an investment of Rs 500 crore (about $80 million) and once fully operational will employ more than 1,000 people. The new plants, on a 115 acre site in Rajasthan is the company’s fourth and fifth manufacturing units in the country which will allow the company to strengthen their position even further in the country’s construction equipment industry.
Located 35 kms away from Jaipur city, the two new JCB plants will be ready for production next year when telescopic handlers and skid steer loaders will be produced for the Indian market while from later next year, production of additional backhoe loader capacities will commence.
The two JCB plants in Jaipur will be world class in all respects with zero effect on the environment both where construction and operations are concerned. These two plants will be added to the other three plants in Ballabgarh and Pune which are into manufacturing fabrications and components mainly for export besides heavy equipment, large excavators and wheeled loading shovels and compaction equipment.
JCB claims a 75% market share in the Indian construction equipment market despite the fact that sales dipped last fiscal.