JCB enters mobile welfare market

JCB has reached agreement with mobile welfare accommodation provider Garic that will see a range of eco-friendly mobile units launched with JCB branding – the highest value product yet to bear the engineering company’s name.

JCB expand further into India

Staffordshire excavator manufacturer JCB is expanding its global operations with a £60m investment in India.

JCB sets Queens Award record

JCB has been honoured with a Queen’s Award marking the global success of its backhoe loader. It is the 27th Queen’s Award to be won by the JCB Group since 1969 – a record for a UK company.

JCB chief executive resigns

Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of JCB, has resigned.

JCB to suspend production at some plants

Construction equipment firm JCB is to suspend production for a week at its two factories in Wrexham.

JCB Light Equipment Division takes £500,000 deal

One of JCB s newest business ventures has secured its biggest ever order after international plant hire company Bo-Rent placed an order worth almost £500,000.

JCB takes £14m French military deal

Digger firm JCB has won a £14m order from the French military for construction vehicles made at its Derbyshire plant.

JCB to cut more jobs

Digger manufacturer JCB has announced it is to cut almost 100 jobs at its heavy products factory in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

JCB shed 400 staff

Construction equipment firm JCB has announced 398 new redundancies.

JCB workers vote for pay cut

UK workers at JCB have voted to accept a shorter working week to prevent the loss of 350 jobs, it was announced today.

JCB ballot on shorter week

Workers at JCB are to be balloted on whether to accept a shorter working week, in a move to save further job losses.

JCB and BNP Paribas JV

JCB moves to £40m Uttoxeter site

JCB cuts 650 jobs

JCB is to cut 650 jobs across the UK.

JCB site designers shortlisted

Two preferred teams have announced for the redevelopment of JCB's Heavy Products Site in Uttoxeter

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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