This family-owned manufacturer won one of its largest orders in 2017 — a £110m contract to supply the US army with 1,600 forklifts. Its machinery is sold around the world, with India its largest market. Celebrating 40 years in the country, chairman Lord Bamford, 73, son of the founder, recently laid the foundation stone for a £65m factory in Gujarat. The firm is also moving cab construction to a new £50m plant near its Staffordshire headquarters later this summer.
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