JCB special equipment can be seen in every corner of the world. There are only three such large manufacturers of special equipment in the world, and JCB is one of them. JCB employs approximately 10,000 people on four continents. JCB products are sold in 150 countries, which is more than 300 models of special equipment. The secret of JCB's success lies in foresight and the right strategy for the development of its production. For 67 years, JCB management has invested heavily in research and innovation.
Therefore, today JCB special equipment is one of the best in terms of engineering. The company is a true world leader, despite the fact that it is still a family business, as at the beginning of its journey.
JCB's history began in 1945, when the first agricultural trailers were born in a rented garage in Staffordshire, thanks to hard work, ambition and innovation. They were made on a used welding machine and remnants of military equipment. However, even then they were equipped with gasoline engines so that the farmers received a new generation of coupling devices. Since then, JCB has strived to remain the best construction equipment company.
The founder of the company - Joseph Cyril Bamford, whose initials are included in the name, came up with his own motto - "always dissatisfied with the result" (jamais content). And today the company uses the same tactic - doubting its achievements in order to improve.
Having created its first trailer, the company begins to develop rapidly. Already in 1947 she moved from a garage to a spacious building and Joseph Bamford started three employees. In the late 1950s, JCB moved to its main site in Rochester, where it is based today. In 1952, the famous and sought-after JCB backhoe loader was created. Arriving on a business trip to Norway, Joseph Bamford saw a machine that looked like an excavator - in its infancy.
After modifying it, breathing life and realizing its potential, adding hydraulics, Bamford assembled the same excavator. In the same 1952, the company logo and a bright yellow color scheme appeared, which is remembered from the first time and is associated with JCB. The development of the company continues by leaps and bounds.
Almost every year, innovative machines are born, new technologies, parts and elements are introduced. In 1956, JCB was officially incorporated and the business was launched. By 1969, more than half of all special equipment was already exported. And in 1970, a large new plant opens in Baltimore. The wheel loader was followed by the tracked and telescopic loaders, and in 1979 the company entered the Indian market through a joint venture with a local tractor manufacturer.
The company's turnover is growing from year to year. In 1986, Bamford implements a secret project, inventing a new type of tractor - even faster than standard models, with elements from the car structure. The project was named I 30. The tractor revolution was accomplished with the JCB Fastrac high speed tractor.
In 1995, the 50th anniversary of the company is celebrated and a new concept machine is launched - the JCB telehandler. Then the matter arose on eco-machines. In 2010, their development begins. JCB is flourishing, and the world is waiting for new high-quality special equipment from it.
JCB technology can be called a benchmark, and to ensure the proper level of its quality, production is a closed cycle. Not trusting anyone else to make parts for their machines, JCB builds every element in its factories from start to finish, including the engines.
Due to strict quality control at each site of the enterprise, the consumer receives reliable special equipment. The final stage of checking each machine is an hour and a half tests on special sites. All business processes are confirmed by ISO 9000 certificates.
Construction machinery and agricultural machinery are not the only activities of JCB today. There are specially equipped loaders with garbage grippers, a wide range of grab machines, rollers, etc. JCB utility vehicles are very diverse. For example, JCB telescopic handlers, supplied with special equipment, are used in many European countries.
JCB attachments are also known to consumers, they can be installed on special equipment from other manufacturers, for example, Komatsu or Caterpillar. Providing its customers with a closed-loop service, JCB today also produces components: batteries, oils, tires, which ensures the smooth operation of machines.