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JCB Hint at Possible New World Record Attempt

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford has indicated a fresh attempt on the world diesel land speed record could be made in the future – if the one set by JCB exactly a decade ago is ever broken.

He was speaking at an event last night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the JCB Dieselmax car – powered by two JCB engines – setting a diesel land speed record of 350.092 mph on the Bonneville Salts Flats, USA on August 23rd 2006. Lord Bamford joined members of the record breaking team at the World HQ in Rocester, Staffordshire, ahead of a special dinner to mark the milestone.

Bronze Artwork Honours ‘Mr JCB’ on the Centenary of his Birth

The centenary of the birth of JCB’s Founder has been marked with the unveiling of a specially commissioned bronze bust.

Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE was born on June 21st, 1916 at the family home, The Parks, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, the son of Cyril and Dolores Bamford. As a youngster playtime was spent building cars and boats – early signs of an inventive flair which would see him become one of Britain’s most celebrated engineers.

JCB Donates CX Backhoe Loader to Help Earthquake Hit Ecuadaor

B is donating a 3CX backhoe loader worth $100,000 to help rescue and clear-up operations in Ecuador, which was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of at least 570 people and injuries to over 7,000 people. It has been reported that 25,000 people remain in shelters as a consequence of the devastating earthquake that has been described by the country’s President Rafael Correa as the biggest tragedy in Ecuador in seven decades.

JCB is supplying the versatile digger to the Provincial Council of Manabi through its Ecuadorian dealer Automekano. The machine will be put to work shortly in the province’s Pedernales Canton, where more than 90% of homes have been destroyed by the earthquake.

JCB India Rolled Out 100,000th JCB Engine

JCB India Ltd. sets a production landmark by rolling out its 100,000th JCB ecoMAX engine in its fifth year of production.


The company started manufacturing its own range of engines in India in 2011 and today, JCB ecoMAX engines are regarded as the most fuel efficient, reliable and productive engines available in the Indian market.

JCB Donates $1 Million Worth of Diggers to Nepal

JCB today moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with the donation of diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million.

Ten backhoe loaders were made available immediately to the Nepalese Army and are now at work in the areas worst hit by the disaster which has left more than 5,000 people dead and 10,000 injured.

JCB invests 25 million Euro to double facilities in Germany

JCB Germany today announced the biggest single investment ever in its business as the company prepares to celebrate 50 years of trading in the important market.
The company is to build a brand new €25 million headquarters for JCB Germany on a site which is double the size of its existing facility in Cologne. Work on the new premises will begin later this year and the new HQ will open in 2015 – just as JCB Germany marks the 50th anniversary of its foundation in 1965.

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said today:

“Germany is Europe’s biggest single construction equipment market and the fifth largest in the world. JCB continues to make good progress in Germany with both construction and agricultural machinery sales. We have big ambitions to grow our business globally over the next few years and Germany will play an important role in delivering that growth. The time is now right to invest heavily in this vitally important market.”

JCB heavy line excavators to be available in Australia

JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) has announced that the new JCB heavy line excavators will be available in Australia from September, 2014.

With operating weights from 13 to 38 tonnes, the new range includes the JS220LC, fitted with the JCB Ecomax T4i engine – the only engine in its class to achieve T4i emission levels without the use of a DOC/DPF filter.

JCB Appoints New North American Chief as John Patterson Retires

JCB’s John Patterson CBE, who rose through the ranks from field service engineer to Group Chief Executive, has retired after 43 years’ service. His retirement sees Arjun Mirdha take up the position of President and CEO of JCB in North America, where John Patterson has led operations since 2008 as Chairman and CEO.

John Patterson joined JCB in 1971 and went on to work in Canada and America before returning to the UK in 1988 as Managing Director of JCB Service. In 1993, John was appointed Managing Director of JCB Sales before becoming Group CEO – only the third person in JCB’s history to hold the position. He went on to become the company’s second longest serving CEO and in his 10 years in the role, sales broke the £1 billion mark for the first time, eventually reaching more than £2 billion by the time he stood down in 2008. He then became Chairman and CEO of JCB Inc based in North America.

JCB wins £36 million order for 1,044 machines

JCB today announced it had won a deal for 550 machines worth £16 million from one of the UK’s leading rental firms – with the promise of more orders to follow. The deal has been struck with A-Plant and is part of a phased investment programme which has now seen the plant hirer buy a total of 1,089 JCB machines in the last nine months.

The latest order for 550 machines includes more than 400 mini and midi excavators, including 50 JCB 8085 eco midi excavators, which are 27% more productive and more than 20% more fuel efficient than the model it replaced. The deal also includes Loadall telescopic handlers and rough terrain forklifts and is one of the biggest to be secured by JCB this year. The machines will be supplied through dealer Greenshields JCB.

JCB UK Engine investment set to create hundreds of new jobs

JCB – the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment – today announced plans for a new £31 million engine development project in the UK that will create around 350 jobs across its Midlands and Wales’ plants.

The programme is set to get underway after the company was awarded £4.5 million towards the cost from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

Design and re

search into the new engine project will take place at JCB Power Systems in Foston, Derbyshire, where the company’s world-beating JCB Dieselmax engine is manufactured.