Sunil Arora, Secretary, Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, visited the JCB Jaipur factory. JCB India recently inaugurated its newest facility in Jaipur. Built on 115 acres of land, just 35 km from the Jaipur city, the site is home to JCB’s single largest manufacturing footprint in India.
Component manufacturing is already underway at this new plant and production of telescopic handlers and skid steer loaders for the Indian market will begin later this year or early part of next year. This facility will also provide additional backhoe loader capacity in times to come.
When operating at full capacity, this factory will employ around 1,000 people and a large part of this manpower will be recruited locally from nearby government polytechnics, ITIs and other private polytechnics.
Another dimension to JCB’s skilling initiatives are the operator training centres which provide training to youth on how to operate JCB machines safely and productively, these 14 centres across India have successfully trained over 22,000 youth till date.