JCB's turnover increases

In 2007, JCB's turnover increased to a record of $4.5bn (£2.25bn), compared to $3.5bn (£1.75bn) in 2006.

This success was achieved as the company sold more than 72,000 machines, another record that saw year-on-year sales increase by 30 per cent - a full 18 per cent above the market growth. At the same time, the company's share of the world's construction equipment market rose to 12 per cent, up from 10.4 per cent in 2006. During 2007, India overtook the UK as JCB's single largest market, with sales of more than 17,000 machines - up from 10,800 machines in 2006.

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