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.