The UK-based construction equipment maker JCB will relocate its compaction equipment production unit to India. The move is aimed at strengthening the company's foothold in emerging markets. According to the company, JCB has decided that, by the end of June 2014, production of all VM compactors and two larger VM tandem rollers will relocate to JCB´s factory in Pune.
This will improve the competitiveness of JCB in the compaction sector and also create a far more sustainable position on which the company can build as it grows the business in the future, JCB Chief Executive Officer Graeme Macdonald said. The production of all walk-behind models and two smaller VM Tandem Rollers will relocate to the JCB attachments factory in Uttoxeter, England.