This year's Best use of Innovation or Technology is sponsored by JCB.
JCB is one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction equipment with 22 factories around the world employing more than 10,000 people. To find out more about our products and services please visit our website www.jcb.com or call us on 01889 590312.
THE company making the best use of technology or innovation will scoop this award, which is sponsored by JCB.
East Staffordshire is where JCB was founded almost 69 years ago and it’s where it continues to invest for the future. It was in a lock-up garage in the centre of Uttoxeter that the business began in 1945. Today the company has 11 factories in the UK and eight of those are in Staffordshire.
It’s the east of the county where JCB’s heart remains. The company’s World Headquarters are at Rocester and there are three plants in Uttoxeter; work on a fourth, for JCB Cab Systems, is poised to start. This is part of a wider investment in the county that will see £150 million ploughed into increasing manufacturing capability.
JCB’s commitment to Staffordshire is not just driven by historical links. Although the county has a rich industrial heritage, it offers the modern day manufacturer everything that’s needed to be successful on a global stage.
The skills available locally are second to none. These skilled craftsmen and women are not only taking on the best the industry has to offer, they are helping JCB win new business all over the world. And when it comes to getting those world-beating products to market, there is no better place to be than in Staffordshire. The road network, which is destined for further improvement, is excellent.
All these ingredients combine to make East Staffordshire a fabulous place to do business and one that JCB is proud to call its home.