JCB rolls out its 3,000th ma­chine from its Jaipur fa­cil­ity


JCB In­dia Lim­ited, In­dia’s lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of Earth­mov­ing and Con­struc­tion Equip­ment, re­cently or­ga­nized a ‘Made in Ra­jasthan’ event at its state-of-the-art Jaipur fa­cil­ity. Chief Min­is­ter of Ra­jasthan, Va­sund­hara Raje, Chair­man JCB Group, Lord Bam­ford, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer JCB Group, Graeme MacDon­ald and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor & CEO, JCB In­dia, Vipin Sondhi, at­tended the event. ‘Made in Ra­jasthan’ show­cased JCB’s com­mit­ment to world-class man­u­fac­tur­ing in the state. Ad­dress­ing the au­di­ence at the event, the chief min­is­ter, said, “I am happy to visit the JCB fa­cil­ity which I had the plea­sure of in­au­gu­rat­ing. I am de­lighted that this world-class fa­cil­ity is not only cre­at­ing em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties but is also ex­port­ing prod­ucts. I am also happy that JCB has cre­ated op­por­tu­ni­ties for women in what is con­sid­ered a male bas­tion, by hav­ing over 30% of the work­force on the shop floor as women. By ex­port­ing prod­ucts man­u­fac­tured in Ra­jasthan, JCB is a brand am­bas­sador tak­ing ‘Made in Ra­jasthan’ to the world.”

Chair­man, JCB Group, Lord Bam­ford, said, “Our op­er­a­tions in In­dia started in 1979 and for nearly four decades, JCB has been con­tribut­ing to build­ing In­dia’s in­fra­struc­ture. The op­por­tu­ni­ties for growth, which In­dia presents, are sig­nif­i­cant and thus, we re­main com­mit­ted to not just build­ing ma­chines, but also in mak­ing a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in the lives of the peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties whom we work closely with.”

JCB’s Jaipur plant is spread over 114 acres and was in­au­gu­rated in Novem­ber 2014. Apart from pro­vid­ing skills to its em­ploy­ees, it is also fa­cil­i­tat­ing the de­vel­op­ment of a man­u­fac­tur­ing ecosys­tem in Ra­jasthan.

Graeme Macdon­ald, CEO, JCB Group said, “We are in the midst of growth in the Con­struc­tion Equip­ment sec­tor, glob­ally. This de­mand is be­ing driven by coun­tries like In­dia. With key re­forms hav­ing be­ing un­der­taken and a busi­ness friendly en­vi­ron­ment, es­pe­cially in states such as Ra­jasthan, In­dia con­tin­ues to be a pri­or­ity for us.”

With the Govern­ment’s in­creased fo­cus to­wards build­ing of world-class in­fra­struc­ture in In­dia, JCB is uniquely po­si­tioned to con­trib­ute to In­dia’s growth. It is a full range in­fra­struc­ture equip­ment part­ner, with its ma­chines be­ing used in sev­eral sec­tors like Roads and High­ways, Ur­ban Re­ju­ve­na­tion, Ir­ri­ga­tion and Rail­ways.

MD & CEO, JCB In­dia, Vipin Sondhi, said, “JCB’s Jaipur fa­cil­ity in a lit­tle over three years of its in­au­gu­ra­tion, is play­ing a crit­i­cal role in our growth plans in In­dia. Our di­verse team of young peo­ple, where women rep­re­sent a quar­ter of the work­force, is build­ing world-class prod­ucts not only for Ra­jasthan but also for over 50 coun­tries where they are ex­ported to. The pre­vail­ing con­ducive in­vest­ment en­vi­ron­ment has fur­ther made our jour­ney in Ra­jasthan ex­cit­ing.”

As a part of its cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, JCB is pro­vid­ing ed­u­ca­tion and em­ploy­able skills to com­mu­ni­ties in and around its Jaipur plant through the Lady Bam­ford Char­i­ta­ble Trust. The Trust is also con­tribut­ing to the spirit of Ra­jasthan through its ef­forts to re­vive and pre­serve the art of In­digo dye­ing in the state. Cur­rently, the Trust also ex­tends sup­port to 54 Govern­ment schools and nine vo­ca­tional train­ing cen­tres around its five fac­to­ries in Delhi-NCR, Pune and Jaipur, which ben­e­fits about 16,000 stu­dents and trainees.

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