JCB opens £50m Germany headquarters

UK equipment maker JCB has completed a £50m headquarters on a 12-acre site in Cologne – triple the size of its former base.

The building contains offices for 75 employees, a showroom and a training centre that will host 3,000 employees each year for sales and technical courses.

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford, left, opens the new JCB Germany HQ with JCB Germany MD Frank Zander ( JCB)

In a press statement, JCB said the headquarters had good transport links to mainland Europe, including the A4 Autobahn linking to the Netherlands and Belgium and the A1 Autobahn to southern Germany.

Lord Bamford, JCB’s chairman, said: "Europe has been a significant market for JCB since the 1950s and this facility is a great example of our investment in future growth.

Image courtesy of JCB

"JCB has operated in Germany for more than 50 years and it is a crucial market because it is Europe’s second largest construction equipment market and the fifth largest in the world. This investment will help JCB deliver sales growth in the years ahead."

Top image courtesy of JCB

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