JCB has announced a significant achievement, with its 750,000th engine having just rolled off the line at JCB Power Systems in Derbyshire.

More than half of the 750,000 engines were made at JCB Power Systems, which produces a range of equipment from 55 - 212kW. The engines are used to power JCB products as well as those of customers producing equipment as diverse as road sweepers, screeners and crushers, and barges. The company also enlisted the help of its Delhi plant to attain this landmark figure.

Speaking of the milestone, 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.”  

Indeed so, and we very much look forward to hearing more about that in the New Year. Meanwhile, the company will be a major presence at the 2022 Executive Hire Show. We can but hope for a glimpse of its hydrogen-powered equipment, but its sure to be a spectacular showcase nonetheless.