Business expansion
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Shropshire and Staffordshire; Staffordshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Newcastle under Lyme
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.1 - Warehousing and storage

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 July 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2013
Foreseen end date
31 July 2015


Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has announced that it is to create 300 jobs over the next 2 years, at a new logistics hub in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The company is making use of the government's Regional Growth Fund to support the jobs and training programmes. It is expected that 60 people will be employed on the site by the end of December. The site will be the main depot for parts bought from suppliers that are used within the JCB business. 

It will serve 11 UK plants and also plants in Germany and Brazil. JCB is a major employer within Stafforshire with a total workforce in excess of 5,500.

For previous restructuring see JCB-2012, JCB-2009a, JCB-2009b, JCB-2008a, JCB-2008b and JCB-2008c.


  • 11 July 2013: BBC Website
  • 12 July 2013: DNCC


Eurofound (2013), JCB, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 75679, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75679.