JCB digs £60m deal
Manufacturing firm JCB has won one of the biggest contracts in its history with an order for more than 1,000 machines worth £60m.
The company beat off competition from other manufacturers to secure the deal with the Brazilian government for a fleet of backhoe loaders, which will be used to improve the country's roads.
The machines will be used to improve and open up thousands of miles of secondary roads in communities heavily dependent on farming.
Carlos Hernandez, managing director of JCB Brazil, said: "These JCB machines will play a big role in improving the infrastructure nationwide and ultimately ensure produce from family farms gets to its destination quickly."