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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Company details
Year2019
Rank11
CompanyJCB
ActivityConstruction equipment manufacturer
LocationStaffordshire
Sales £m3,354
Profit £m266
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersBamford family interests (100%)
Staff10,378
Founded1945
Websitewww.jcb.com

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