JCB secures US Army deal

#4
Damn you BREXIT, damn you.
Were this lot voting then?

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#5
I always thought for the Yanks to do any deal it had to to be a part owned Yank company, brilliant news
 
#7
Wait a cotton picking moment,

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#10
JCB's owners and management were big and very vocal supporters of Brexit, always available to be interviewed against the CBI, Branson and all the other remainer rent seekers. They really made a difference in terms of providing sensible real world counterpoints to 'Project Fear' (TM HMG Treasury) and were particularly effective in public meetings in the Midlands / North of England - London area people not really understanding what manufacturing is
 
#12
they make a lot of bits in China as well
I gather they are not well thought of in Germany after the way they shut down Vibromax
Nice of you to put a positive spin on a Great British company. Have you ever thought of a career in PR ? .
JCB has 18 factories in the UK, Germany, North and South America (Brasil), Australia, India, and China.
They have very successfully exploited the military market.
 
#16
I brought a new 1.5 ton mini digger from JCB and kept it for probably 12 years. It was a great piece of kit and performed admirably for most of that time.
JCB's owners and management were big and very vocal supporters of Brexit, always available to be interviewed against the CBI, Branson and all the other remainer rent seekers. They really made a difference in terms of providing sensible real world counterpoints to 'Project Fear' (TM HMG Treasury) and were particularly effective in public meetings in the Midlands / North of England - London area people not really understanding what manufacturing is
It's unusual to find a large and very successful company who profess such a vocal political agenda like JCB has done so but the chairmen and board of JCB over the years have never left anybody in any doubt of where their political agenda lies. They have in the past had significant political ties to the conservative party and have been major financial supporters of them.

What is interesting is that from a business perspective , JCB's views on Europe and the UK's relationship with Europe seem not to be shared by many other major UK businesses. JCB have been significant and very vocal Brexiteers where in contrast, a large group of other major businesses when asked have said they would prefer the UK to remain as part of the European Market.
 
#20
I think the paint job cost more than the machine!
I doubt that. A JCB isn't cheap but I get the sentiment. It will though have cost more than the stickers on the machine and they aren't cheap either.
 

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