Staff at JCB’s Rocester facility took some time out to celebrate yesterday as the company’s millionth machine rolled off the production line… that’s enough “diggers” to stretch from the UK to Australia!
The landmark event was marked by the glass frontage of the building being encased in a huge graphic, which commemorated the achievement. It covered more than 900 square metres and 207 individual windows at the site.
Sir Anthony Bamford – “Reaching the million milestone is the results of a huge effort by the JCB team past and present and it’s an achievement everyone can be justifiably proud of.”
Behind the glass in the reception area is the millionth machine itself – a silver finished 22-tonne JS220 tracked excavator. JCB chairman, Sir Anthony Bamford, said: “It’s taken JCB more than 67 years to produce its millionth machine. Incredibly, one third of those machines have been produced in the last six years. Reaching the million milestone is the results of a huge effort by the JCB team past and present and it’s an achievement everyone can be justifiably proud of.