JCB building monster new cab factory

British manufacturing company JCB is investing more than £50 million in a new factory that will produce about 100,000 cabs a year for its machines.  

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The factory will be built next to the A50 near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, alongside two other JCB plants, and will cover about 350,000 sq ft.

With a computer-controlled production line, robotic welders and an automatic painting unit, it will create more than 200 new jobs by 2022.

The current JCB cab plant in Rugeley, Staffs employs 400 people, with the new factory due to open in the summer of 2019.