About JCB

Ever since JCB was founded by Joseph Cyril Bamford in a small garage in Staffordshire in 1945, they’ve had a reputation for quality and innovation. Of course JCBs have grown a bit since then – to employ over 10,000 people across 4 continents – but those two key characteristics remain at the heart of everything they do.

They’re certainly epitomized in each and every one of the 300+ products in their range, along with virtues like efficiency, productivity, performance and safety. As such, JCBs are prized assets in every imaginable sector, including construction, engineering, road building, logistics and waste.

They enjoy a similarly broad spread when it comes to manufacturing and sales. JCB machines are built at cutting edge engineering facilities everywhere from Britain to Germany, China, North America and India. With a new £63m Brazilian factory, a £40m development of radical new skid-steer loaders in the USA, and an £80m investment in award-winning new EcoMAX T4i/IIIB engine, JCBs are still expanding too. JCB products are sold and supported by a network of 2,000 dealer depots to over 150 countries worldwide, and JCB is global market leader in vehicles like backhoe loaders and telescopic handlers. In every corner of the world you'll find a JCB machine. JCB is one of the world's top three manufacturers of construction equipment.

Perhaps this is because JCB has always believed in using only the most advanced technology, components and processes, complemented by meticulous design and rigorous testing. It’s this pursuit of excellence that led JCB to set the diesel world land speed record of 350.092mph. It’s a record JCB still hold.

JCB’s parts support is also rather rapid: the state-of-the-art global network dispatches more than a million genuine parts and attachments every week, aiming to deliver anywhere on the planet within 24 hours. Backing everything up is JCB’s world-renowned customer service network – the customer really is the focus of everything JCB do. So you can trust JCB to be there for you, wherever on Earth you may be.

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JCB Innovation Milestones:-

  • 1949:  JCB Major Loader revolutionizes agriculture
  • 1952:  JCB backhoe loader is born with the Mk 1 Excavator
  • 1963:  JCB 3C takes backhoe performance to new levels; a design classic
  • 1964:  JCB 7 becomes JCB's first crawler excavator
  • 1971:  JCB 110 hydrostatic crawler loader proves our pioneering spirit
  • 1977:  JCB 520 telescopic handler, a new concept, takes the industry by storm
  • 1980:  JCB 3CX marks the construction industry's largest investment in a single machine
  • 1990:  JCB Fastrac becomes the world's first fully suspended, high-speed draught tractor
  • 1993:  JCB robot skid steer loader becomes the world's safest skid steer.
  • 1997:  JCB Teletruk takes the industry by storm
  • 2006:  2 JCB 444 diesel engines power the JCB Dieselmax to the diesel word land speed record
  • 2010:  JCB Eco machines take machine efficiency and productivity to new world-beating levels
  • 2011:  The Story of JCB Visitor Centre opens at our World HQ in Staffordshire
  • 2012:  Our award-winning Tier 4i/Stage IIIB EcoMAX engine range goes into full production
  •  2012:  Official opening of JCB’s new factory in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2013:  The millionth JCB machine is built – a 22-tonne JS220 tracked excavator in shimmering silver.