JCB donates use of machine and operator to aid earthquake-hit island
 
Sep 11, 2018
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JCB is supporting a major clear-up mission on the Indonesian island of Lombok after a series of earthquakes and aftershocks over the past month killed almost 500 people, injured thousands and left more than 150,000 homeless.

The company, through local dealer Airindo JCB, has donated the use of a JS205 tracked excavator complete with an operator and fuel. The machine has been put to work by the Indonesian Army to clear vast areas of Northern Lombok devastated by landslides. It is also moving rubble from fallen buildings across the island to enable redevelopment work to begin.

Lieutenant Agung Chandra Sumpena, Communications Director for the Construction Battalion of the Indonesia Army, said: “The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks have seen vast areas of devastation across the island, with buildings partly or fully destroyed and infrastructure severely damaged. The JS205 has been working up to eight hours a day helping those most in need and has already made a significant impact on the relief efforts.”

JCB has a history of helping countries affected by major natural disasters and has in recent years made equipment available to support relief and rebuilding efforts after earthquakes in Nepal, Chile, Pakistan and Haiti, and in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

JCB is the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment by volume. The company’s headquarters are in the UK, where 11 of its factories are located. Elsewhere in the world, JCB has factories in India, Brazil, China and the USA.

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About JCB
JCB is the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment. The company has more than 11,000 employees and 22 factories around the world, including 11 in the UK and others in India, China, Brazil and North America. The company makes more than 300 different machines including backhoe loaders, tracked and wheeled excavators, mini and midi excavators, Loadall telescopic handlers, wheeled loading shovels and compaction equipment.

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