Staffordshire digger-maker JCB is giving its global workforce an additional day’s holiday to mark its 75th year in business.
The company – which was founded on October 23, 1945 – has awarded its 12,000 employees across the world an extra day off to celebrating the milestone birthay.
In a special video message to staff, JCB Chairman Lord Bamford, said: “As we mark 75 years in business, I know that everything JCB has achieved is due to the hard work and commitment of everyone who works for JCB or has worked for JCB in the past. I’d like to thank everyone for their support over the years and particularly in recent months while we were dealing with the challenging business situation.
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“We did have plans to celebrate our 75 anniversary, but covid-19 changed all that. So, rather than celebrate, we should remember everything that JCB has achieved in the past 75 years. From small beginnings in a lock-up garage, in Uttoxeter back in 1945 the JCB team has helped to create a business that we can all be very proud of.”
The extra day’s holiday will be taken by employees based at the company’s 11 UK plants on Christmas Eve to extend the traditional festive break.