JCB opens £60m factory in Brazil to build on strong Olympic demand

STAFFORDSHIRE excavator manufacturer JCB rolled out part of its global expansion plans today with the opening of a new £60m factory in Brazil.

The Rocester-based firm, one of the UK’s foremost exporters, is aiming to capitalise on the strong construction sector in the country ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

The new 350,000 sq ft plant in Sao Paulo will manufacture excavators and backhoe loaders predominantly for the domestic market.

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