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The Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Tashkent, Alison Beckett officially opened the new sales office of UK Heavy Machinery, JCB’s authorised dealer in Uzbekistan, on 22 November.
The opening ceremony included Jason Hunt, the Founder of UK Heavy Machinery, Ziyaev Fazliddin, the Deputy Governor of Tashkent city for Economy and Social Development, representatives of UzAvtoYul and Uzbekneftegaz as well as representatives of various companies operating in heavy machinery industry.
JCB is one of the world’s top three manufacturers of construction equipment. In just 67 years the company gone from a one man operation in Uttoxeter to major global brand which produces a range of over 300 machines, has 22 plants, more than 750 dealers and sells its products in 150 countries around the world.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ms Beckett congratulated JCB with the launch in to the Uzbek market and said: “One of the UK’s top priorities is to develop bilateral trade relations with emerging economies and to highlight possible opportunities where British companies might invest. I’m delighted that JCB, an internationally renowned British company has decided to open a representative office in Tashkent.”
After the official opening ceremony, guests were invited to a Demo Show which showcased some of the machinery offered by JCB to the local market. All Demo Show attendees also had an opportunity to try their hand at operating these machines under the direct supervision of JCB professional operators.