JCB has announced that the 750,000th engine has come off the production line at JCB Power Systems in Derbyshire.
This is where production first began in 2004. Engine production was extended to India in 2011, helping the manufacturer to reach the landmark figure.
More than half of the 750,000 engines have been made at JCB Power Systems, which produces a range from 55-212kW. The engines are used to power the company’s products as well as those of customers producing equipment including road sweepers, screeners and crushers and barges.
Among the highlights of the past 17 years of engine production was a Queen’s Award for International Trade for JCB Power Systems in 2016, in recognition of a 325% increase in third party sales.
JCB chairman Lord Bamford said, “750,000 engines is quite some milestone when you consider that we only started manufacturing 17 years ago. So much has been achieved over that time with our engines including two world land speed records.
“With the development of our new hydrogen motor, there is so much more to come and the future for our engine business looks very bright.”