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JCB celebrates 1 millionth machine: a JS220 tracked excavator

Posted By Wayne Grayson On May 7, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Construction News | No Comments

JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford with the company's 1 millionth machine, a JS220 tracked excavator. [1]

JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford with the company’s 1 millionth machine, a JS220 tracked excavator.

JCB recently celebrated its 1 millionth machine rolling off the assembly line with a big event at the company’s headquarters in the UK.

The company wrapped the entire glass frontage of its headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, England with a graphic wrap announcing the milestone and hundreds of JCB employees gathered together to celebrate.

The 1 millionth machine, a silver JS220 tracked excavator, is also being proudly displayed in the HQ’s reception area. JCB says if you placed all of the machines its produced end to end, they would stretch from the UK to Australia.


“It’s taken JCB more than 67 years to produce its millionth machine. Incredibly, one third of those machines has been produced in the last six years,” said JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford in a prepared statement. “Reaching the million milestone is the result of a huge effort by the JCB team past and present and it’s an achievement everyone can be justifiably proud of. Given our continuing growth, JCB’s two millionth machine will be produced in considerably less time.”

JCB says its 2,500 dealers around the world will be joining in on the celebration in the next few weeks during what the company says will be its “biggest ever product conference.”

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