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UK Minister for Trade & Business Visits JCB's Ballabgarh Backhoe Loader Plant Print E-mail
Written by Vijay   
Thursday, 17 September 2009
New Delhi: Lord Mervin Davies, UK Minister for Trade, Business and Investment along with his delegation visited JCB India's plant at Ballabgarh, Faridabad - the world's largest Backhoe Loader Plant. The factory had undergone a huge expansion with an investment of Rs. 300 crores and has doubled its capacity enabling JCB to produce 100 backhoes a day.

"The visit of Lord Davies can be looked upon as a positive development, which can further result in opening up of newer avenues for investment and growth." said JCB’s Worldwide CEO, Mr. Matthew Taylor.

"The UK is known for its high end, high skill manufacturing and British firms are realising the huge opportunities in India, one of the fastest growing markets in the world," said British Trade, Investment and Business Minister Lord Davies of Abersoch.

"India and UK have become natural partners for trade and business given their long standing relationship in this field," Mr. Matthew Taylor added.

"It was a pleasure to see Lord Davies' keen interest in the stringent quality, health & safety standards and state-of-the-art technology that JCB applies to manufacture its widest range of construction equipment," stated Mr. Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO JCB India.

JCB has 3 modern manufacturing facilities in India - one in Ballabgarh and 2 in Pune. JCB India is now positioned as a world-class manufacturing hub, and exports to regions across Asia.

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