HRH The Duke of Kent is to honour JCB by presenting the company
with a Queen’s Award marking huge growth in overseas sales.
JCB DIESELMAX streamliner set a new
diesel land speed record of
The Duke will visit JCB Earthmovers in Cheadle on October 23rd
- the 61st anniversary of the founding of JCB and the birthday
of Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford. JCB Earthmovers received the Queen’s
Award in the International Trade category – an acknowledgement
of the substantial growth in overseas sales in new and existing
During his visit The Duke will formally present the Award, meet
employees and, during a factory tour, be given an insight into
JCB’s manufacturing processes. He will also get a chance
to see the JCB DIESELMAX streamliner which will be on show at the
factory just weeks after it set a new diesel land speed record
by reaching 350.092mph at the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats
in Utah, USA.
JCB Managing Director and CEO John Patterson said: “We are
delighted that HRH The Duke of Kent will be presenting the Queen’s
Award to JCB Earthmovers. It will be a very special day for the
company and all employees who have contributed to this success.”
JCB Earthmovers manufactures a range of 28 wheeled loading shovels
and three articulated dump trucks. Exports of the products increased
by 76 per cent between 2003 and 2005, with North America being
the biggest single market.
The JCB Group has received a total of 18 Queen’s Awards – the
first being in 1969 when the company received a Queen’s Award
to Industry for Export Achievement.
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