Thursday, 6 June 2013
JCB launches six-cylinder diesel engine
It marks a £45m investment and will create about 50 jobs, the Rocester, Staffs, firm said.
JCB first started making engines in 2004, since when it has become a world leader. Over 250,000 engines have since rolled off its production lines in the UK and India.
Today JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford said: “In a relatively short space of time we have become a major producer of engines and today more than 70 per cent of JCB’s machines are powered by the engines we manufacture.
"The move into six-cylinder engine production is an historic moment for our business and a natural step to take and we look forward to setting new standards in performance and fuel efficiency.”
In 2006, two four-cylinder Dieselmax engines successfully powered JCB’s record-breaking Dieselmax car to a world land speed record of 350mph on the Salt Flats of Bonneville, USA.Back