With a computer controlled production line, fully-automated painting facility and robotic welding, the hi-tech facility will have the capacity to produce around 100,000 cabs a year for JCB products, including Loadall telehandlers and Fastrac tractors.
“This new factory will be the most advanced and productive cab facility in the world,” said JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald. “The investment is one of the biggest in the company’s history and underlines our commitment to manufacturing in Britain and in our home county of Staffordshire.”
JCB Cab Systems currently employs more than 400 people at its existing site in Rugeley, Staffs. The new plant, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019, is expected to create 200+ new jobs by 2022.