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JCB, Britain's largest plant maker, has staged a spectacular recovery thanks to an upturn in UK and US sales towards the end of last year.The privately-owned company unveiled a dramatic rise in pre-tax profits to £26.6 million last year (1992: £8.3 million), the first time it has publicised its results.Turnover rose by more than £38 million to £399 million as the company increased its output to 12,300 machines. To match demand, the company has recruited 400 workers, ...

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