21 March 1997

Fastracs set to double

PRODUCTION of JCBs Fastrac is set to double by 1999, reports the company, after the decision to invest £12m in a new factory at Cheadle, Staffs.

Last year JCB built 1380 Fastracs, with the home market taking about 70%. When the new factory comes on stream, it is expected that the increased production will be largely aimed at satisfying export demand. &#42