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JCB, the supplier of earthmoving machinery, is benefiting from a revival in demand following a painful drop in orders during the recession.

The company, the third largest in its sector behind Caterpillar of the US and Komatsu of Japan, announced this week it was expanding production in Brazil and India.

But the UK remains its manufacturing and engineering hub, accounting for about 60 per cent of production – of which more than four-fifths is exported from the UK.

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