Belfast Telegraph

JCB steers sales to record levels

Machinery giant JCB hailed its ongoing investment in factories in the UK and overseas as it revealed record annual sales and profits.

The Staffordshire-based firm reported a 37% surge in turnover to £2.75bn in 2011 while underlying earnings hit £355m, up from £235m in 2010.

The company said machine sales rose to 69,100 units last year, from 51,600 in 2010.