JCB celebrates major milestone for Derbyshire-built engines – Business Live

Management at JCB are celebrating the 750,000th engine to roll off its production line in Derbyshire.

The landmark unit has been produced at JCB Power Systems in Foston, where production first began in 2004.

Engine production was extended to India in 2011- helping to power JCB to the landmark figure.

The news came as the digger manufacturer – which has 11 factories across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham – revealed it was rewarding thousands of UK employees for their hard work with a £750 Christmas bonus.

Last year, JCB employees did not receive a Christmas bonus, instead they were awarded an extra day’s holiday – on Christmas Eve – to celebrate the company’s 75th birthday.

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.”

More than half of the 750,000 engines have been made at JCB Power Systems which produces a range from 55-212kW.

The engines are used to power JCB’s products as well as those of customers producing equipment as diverse as road sweepers, screeners and crushers and barges.

JCB India’s Delhi plant currently manufactures around 48 engine variants for the Indian market and for export.

Among the highlights of the past 17 years of engine production was a Queen’s Award for International Trade for JCB Power Systems in 2016 honouring a 325 per cent growth in third party sales.

Earlier this month Triumph motorcycles revealed that the millionth bike since the relaunch of the brand in 1990 had rolled off the production line.

The one-off, custom painted Tiger 900 Rally Pro was officially unveiled at the bike builder’s global headquarters in Hinckley – with a livery harking back to the very first Triumph in 1902.

It was recently displayed on Triumph’s stand at this year’s NEC Motorcycle Live show and will now go into Triumph’s Factory Visitor Experience at the Leicestershire HQ.

The landmark production figure comes on the 120th anniversary of the famous British bike manufacturer, and at the same time that the business builds up the production back in the UK a couple of years after moving the lion’s share of manufacturing to Thailand.

It also comes as Triumph boasted a 30 per cent uplift in sales this calendar year.

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