JCB to build second North American manufacturing facility in Texas
JCB will build a new 720,000-square-foot factory in San Antonio, Texas. The construction of the factory will begin early next year on a 400-acre site.
The new facility will manufacture machines mainly for North America. The plant will be the second JCB factory in North America, where the company began manufacturing in Savannah, Georgia, in 2001. JCB has yet to release what products will be manufactured at the new factory.
"North America is integral to the growth and success of JCB's business in the future and the time is now right for JCB to expand its manufacturing presence there," says Graeme Macdonald, CEO at JCB. "Texas is a vibrant and growing economy, and the state offers great advantages in terms of a central location, as well as good highway and port access. The city of San Antonio also has a well-established skills base, which makes it a very attractive place to set up a factory."
"JCB has come a long way since selling its first machine to the US market in 1964," says Lord Bamford, chairman of JCB. "This new investment is good news for our North American customers and is a fantastic platform on which JCB can build."
"The growth we've experienced in the past few years in North America has been extensive and demand for our products continues to grow," says Richard Fox-Marrs, president and CEO at JCB North America. "The decision to expand our manufacturing footprint will bring us even closer to our customers and will allow us to further capitalize on market opportunities in North America."
JCB has 22 factories around the world, including 11 in the U.K., and others in India, Brazil, and China. The company will mark its 80th anniversary in 2025.