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Millionth JCB celebrated in graphic style

JCBs millionth machineHundreds of JCB employees joined celebrations to mark the production of the company’s millionth machine – enough diggers to stretch from the UK to Australia.

The historic event was marked marked in graphic style with the glass front of the firm's World HQ, at Rocester, Staffordshire, being encased in a picture built liker a giant jigsaw by five people. It covered 207 windows and an area of 900sq m.

In reception, behind the image, the millionth machine - a 22 tonne JS220 tracked excavator in shimmering silver instead of JCBs usual yellow - was proudly displayed.

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 has been produced in the last six years.

"Reaching the million milestone is the result of a huge effort by the JCB team past and present and it’s an achievement everyone can be justifiably proud of. Given our continuing growth, JCB’s two-millionth machine will be produced in considerably less time.”