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JCB is the world’s third largest construction equipment brand. It has 22 plants on four continents, 12 of which are in the UK, and employs more than 15,000 people worldwide.

Founded in 1945 by Joseph Cyril Bamford, the company is the world’s number one manufacturer of backhoe loaders and telescopic handlers.

It manufactures more than 300 different machines including:  backhoe loaders; Loadall telescopic handlers; tracked and wheeled excavators; wheeled loading shovels; articulated dump trucks; rough terrain fork lifts; mini excavators; skid steers loaders and compaction equipment. JCB has also established a comprehensive generator range of 77 models.

JCB continues to innovate and push the boundaries in research and development; in particular within the area of sustainability, where energy costs and emissions are becoming increasingly important.  As the construction industry strives to meet new building standards and emissions legislation, JCB is taking the lead. In 2018 it launched its first ever electric digger – the 19C Electric – in response to customer demands for a zero emissions machine which can work indoors, underground and close to people in urban areas.

The company is proud to have won more than 50 major awards for engineering excellence, exports, design, marketing, management and for its care for the environment. Among them are 30 Queen’s Awards for honouring innovation and exports.

Staffordshire-based JCB is a family business and the son of the founder Lord Bamford, has been at the helm as Chairman since 1975.