JCB invests in India
By Murray Pollok18 March 2008
JCB has begun a £36 million (€ 54 million) project to double the capacity of its backhoe loader plant at Ballabgarh, near New Delhi, India. Pictured at a ceremony to mark the start of work is the chief minister of the state of Haryana, Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda (right), who laid a special foundation stone; JCB's group chief operating officer Matthew Taylor (middle), JCB India managing director Vipin Sondhi (left), and Indian Member of Parliament Singh Hooda (behind). JCB first began manufacturing in India, at the Ballabgarh site, in 1979 and today has two other plants and 1400 employees in the country.