A Global Manufacturer
JCB, the world’s third largest construction equipment brand, has 22 plants on four
continents: 11 in the UK, six in India and others in Brazil, the USA, China and
Germany and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide.
JCB is privately-owned by the Bamford family and the company was founded on October
23rd, 1945, by the late Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE in Staffordshire. His son Anthony
was born on the same day as the company was founded and has been at the helm as
Chairman since 1975. He is now Lord Bamford after Her Majesty The Queen conferred
the honour of a Life Peerage upon him in 2013.
In 2013 the company celebrated the production of its one millionth machine – enough
diggers to stretch from the UK to Australia. The millionth machine, a 22 tonne JS220
tracked excavator, was produced in shimmering silver to mark the milestone.
JCB’s investment in new plants, products and customer support continues to underpin
future growth, with the opening in September 2012 of a new purpose-built factory
in Brazil to manufacture backhoe loaders and large excavators. In recent years,
the company’s investments have included JCB Heavy Products factory in Uttoxeter,
Staffordshire and the extension to its backhoe loader plant in New Delhi, India,
which is now the largest backhoe loader factory anywhere in the world.
JCB manufactures more than 300 different machines including: backhoe loaders; Loadall
telescopic handlers; tracked and wheeled excavators; wheeled loading shovels; articulated
dump trucks; rough terrain fork lifts; mini excavators; skid steers loaders and
JCB compaction equipment. For agricultural markets, the company produces a range
of telescopic handlers and the unique Fastrac tractor. JCB also manufactures the
Teletruk forklift for the industrial sector.
Since 2004, JCB has gone from a new entrant to engine manufacturing to a major global
producer with a fast-growing reputation for delivering fuel efficient new products.
One of the biggest investments in its history was the development of the JCB Ecomax
T4 engine in readiness for incoming Tier 4 interim emissions legislation for mid-range
JCB has also established a comprehensive generator range of 77 models. There are
19 standard build power outputs from 8-600 kVA, with bespoke builds from 860-2350
kVA. This covers both 50 and 60Hz, single and three phase technology. These generators
cover open, canopy, rental and telecommunications models.
JCB has won more than 50 major awards for engineering excellence, exports, design,
marketing, management and for its care for the environment. Among them are 27 Queen’s
Awards for Technology and Export Achievement.