JCB is celebrating a major milestone as its 750,000th engine has just come off the production line at JCB Power Systems in Derbyshire, England, where production first began in 2004.
In 2011, JCB extended its engine production to India, also contributing to power JCB to the landmark figure.
JCB explained that over half of the 750,000 engines have been built at JCB Power Systems in England, which produces a range from 74hp (55kW) up to 284hp (212kW).
The engines are used to power JCB’s machines as well as others producing equipment, such as road sweepers, screeners, crushers and barges.
JCB India’s Delhi plant currently manufactures 48 engine variants for the Indian market and for its export market.
More to come
“Seven-hundred-and-fifty-thousand engines is quite some milestone when you consider that we only started manufacturing 17 years ago,” said JCB chair Lord Bamford.
“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."