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JCB Celebrates 1 Million Machines

May 2, 2013
By: Nate Birt, Top Producer Deputy Managing Editor google + 
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A silver 22-ton JS220 tracked excavator (background) is machine No. 1 million produced by JCB. In the foreground is JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford.  

JCB is celebrating the production of its one millionth machine, a silver 22-ton JS220 tracked excavator. The manufacturer made the announcement Thursday.

To commemorate the event, the company unveiled a graphic wrap covering 9,700 sq. ft. and 207 windows of the glass frontage at its headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, U.K. The accomplishment took more than 67 years.

(See related: JCB Debuts Tier 4 Interim Fastracs, Loadall and Articulated Telehandler)

The company is planning its biggest-ever product conference over the next five weeks, during which more than 2,500 dealers and customers are expected to join in the festivities.

Meanwhile, JCB’s North American headquarters marked the production of the 6,000th JCB skid steer loader April 5 at its Savannah, Ga., facility.

JCB 1 Million Machines
Employees of JCB celebrate the manufacturing of the company's one millionth machine in Staffordshire

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