Banner Year for JCB

September 28, 2010

JCB equipment at a dealer meeting
At a recent meeting of JCB dealers, the company displayed more than half of its 220 different machines at its new Dove Valley engine plant in Derbyshire, England.

JCB was busy last year. The privately owned company, based in the United Kingdom, celebrated its 60th anniversary, while also producing 45,000 machines (20 percent more than in 2004), cranking up production of its new 444 diesel engine, breaking ground for a new factory in China and acquiring Vibromax, a German producer of compaction equipment.

In addition, the company was awarded a $140 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with an undisclosed number of High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEE), which are basically backhoe-loaders capable of speeds to 57 mph.