Production was paused at a JCB factory as the company said thanks to its workforce on winning one of the world’s most prestigious export awards. Source: AFDJ eNews
JCB Compact Products in Cheadle won a Queen’s Award for International Trade for increasing exports by than 25% over three years.
Production lines fell silent for around 15 minutes as the whole workforce of more than 500 people watched the award being presented.
JCB Compact Products manufactures compact equipment including micro, mini and midi excavators.
In the face of fierce global competition, overseas sales of its machines grew by 25% from 2013 to 2015 – earning the business Queen’s Award.
The award helped JCB cement its position as the UK record holder of Queen’s Awards – winning a total of 30 since its in 1969.
JCB won three Queen’s Awards this year; the other two, one for international trade and the other for innovation.