JCB – how the coronavirus can bring the UK supply chain to its knees

Posted on 19 Feb 2020 by The Manufacturer

JCB is being forced to halt its production line and slash the working hours of around 4,000 of its UK workforce, owing to a shortage of components being imported from China.

JCB has reduced the working hours of some 4,000 staff from 39 to 34 hours a week and pulled back on its production – image courtesy of JCB The Staffordshire-based company, renowned for its distinctive yellow machines typically used in construction projects, announced the disruption to its UK factories after many…

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