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JCB sends generators and diggers to help typhoon clear up work

JCB is to supply machines and generators worth more than £300,000 to help the relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan.

The company is sending three 3CX backhoe loaders to help the clear up operations in Tacloban City.

Its local dealer Camec has supplied more than 120 electrical generators to power community buildings, including hospitals and local authority premises.

“The human suffering and scenes of devastation in the Philippines have been heart-rending, and I hope JCB’s contribution to the relief effort will help, in some small way, those who are bearing the brunt of this disaster,” said JCB chairman Lord Bamford.

JCB has a history of helping countries affected by major natural disasters, including providing more than £1M worth of machines after the Asian tsunami in 2004, and six backhoe loaders to help with the clear up following the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province, China.

This is the second time the company has sent aid to the Philippines. In 2006 JCB sent a fleet of 3CX backhoes after Typhoon Reming hit the Bicol region, destroying much of the infrastructure.

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