Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
United Kingdom
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.3 - Manufacture of agricultural and forestry machinery

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 September 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Staffordshire based manufacturer of construction equipment JCB has announced plans to cut its workforce by 400. The company stated that it has been forced into this measure due to a dramatic slow down in the global market for construction equipment. JCB has eight factories in Staffordshire, one in Derbyshire and two in Wrexham, North Wales. Although it has not been publicly announced where the job losses will come from, it is being reported that the decision will affect sites across the UK. Formal consultation with trade unions has already started as determined by legislation. The GMB union has stated that it will do what it can to avoid the need for compulsory redundancies and will attempt to lessen the effect on the workforce.


  • 21 September 2015: BBC Website


Eurofound (2015), JCB, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 84959, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84959.