JCB Announces Plans for a New Manufacturing Facility in San Antonio, Texas
“North America is integral to the growth and success of JCB’s business in the future, and the time is now right for JCB to expand its manufacturing presence there,” said Graeme Macdonald, JCB CEO. “Texas is a vibrant and growing economy, and the state offers great advantages in terms of a central location, as well as good highway and port access. The city of San Antonio also has a well-established skills base, which makes it a very attractive place to set up a factory.” “JCB has come a long way since selling its first machine to the U.S. market in 1964,” said Lord Bamford, Chairman of JCB. “This new investment is good news for our North American customers and is a fantastic platform on which JCB can build.” “The growth we’ve experienced in the past few years in North America has been extensive, and demand for our products continues to grow,” said Richard Fox-Marrs, President & CEO for JCB North America. “The decision to expand our manufacturing footprint will bring us even closer to our customers and will allow us to further capitalize on market opportunities in North America."