JCB India employees contribute Rs 28 lakhs for the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund apart from a support of Rs 75 lakhs by deploying 30 JCB machines.
JCB India Limited, a leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment in India, made an employee contribution of Rs. 28 lakhs for relief and rebuilding work in Kerala. The cheque made in favour of the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund was handed over to E P Jayarajan, Minister for Industries and Sports, Kerala by the JCB India team recently. This is in addition to the 30 JCB machines which have already been deployed in the districts of Palakkad, Malappuram, Ernakulam and Alappuzha and are helping the local administration with the rebuilding of public infrastructure.
JCB India has always been at the forefront in supporting the local administration and communities during natural calamities. With this employee contribution and the deployment of 30 JCB machines, JCB India is committed to the rebuilding efforts in Kerala with a net contribution of over Rs 1 crore.
“The state administration is very admirably working day and night to bring back the State to a semblance of normality. Through this package worth Rs One crore, we at JCB India, in our own way, are contributing towards the rebuilding of the state. We are working as a team with the local administration and hope to see that the people of Kerala are benefitted in every possible manner,” stated Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, JCB India.
JCB India is a leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment in India. The company started as a joint venture in 1979 and is now a fully owned subsidiary of J C Bamford Excavators, United Kingdom. With five state-of-the-art factories in India, it today manufactures over 50 products in 8 product lines which are not only sold in India, but have been exported to more than 90 countries.
JCB has the largest dealer network in the construction equipment industry with over 60 dealers and 650 outlets spread throughout India. JCB has always proactively supported communities around its factories in India in Delhi-NCR, Pune and Jaipur. Today JCB extends support to 56 government schools and nine vocational training centres, which benefits over 15,000 students and local youth.