JCB Germany has opened its new headquarters facility in Cologne.
The new 12 acre site - triple the size of the company’s former facility in the city, represents a €56 million investment by JCB. It includes offices for 75 employees and a training centre for use by customers and JCB Germany's network of dealers. It is located with easy access to the A4 Autobahn connecting the new location to the Netherlands and Belgium, and the main A1 north south Autobahn.
It features a showroom for the manufacturer's latest machines and will host around 3,000 delegates a year for sales and technical training as well as holding operator training courses.
JCB chairman (Lord) Anthony Bamford said: “Europe has been a very significant market for JCB since the 1950s and this facility is a great example of our investment in future growth. JCB has operated in Germany for more than 50 years and it is a crucial market for JCB 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.”