Next to the JCB Heavy Products and World Parts Centre at Uttoxeter (Staffordshire) sees construction of the 350,000 sq ft cabs factory.

The project is on course to be completed just ahead of schedule and ready for high-tech production facilities to be installed from March onwards.

The investment proves to be one of the biggest in the company’s history and will create the most advanced and productive cab facility in the world with a computer controlled production line, fully-automated painting facility and robotic welding. The new site will accommodate over 400 people, who will relocate from Rugeley.

JCB Cab Systems’ general manager David Carver said: “We are delighted with progress on the new site. A strong team focus on the delivery timeline and favourable weather means completion of the infrastructure and main building is ahead of schedule. “

He added: “A phased programme of moving production to the new site will be implemented from July onwards.”