JCB celebrate million diggers

JCB are celebrating the production of the one millionth digger since the business started in 1945, that is enough machines to stretch from here to Australia.

JCB and Land Rover celebrate milestones

Two of the regions biggest businesses have been celebrating important milestones. JCB, the digger maker, has produced its one millionth machine since it started 67 years ago.

And 65 years ago, Land Rover produced its first car. The company threw a party, with that very first model as the guest of honour.

Our Business Correspondent Mark Gough reports on two very special celebrations.

Hundreds of JCB workers to celebrate millionth machine

JCB are celebrating their millionth digger
JCB are celebrating their millionth digger Credit: JCB

JCB are celebrating their millionth digger by encasing the glass front of their headquarters at Rocester, Staffordshire, in a graphic wrap to mark the event.

The picture covers more than 900m² with 207 windows covered.

Behind the glass in the reception is the millionth machine.
Behind the glass in the reception is the millionth machine. Credit: JCB

Behind the glass in the reception is the millionth machine.

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JCB celebrate production of one millionth digger

JCB graphic.
JCB graphic. Credit: JCB

JCB are celebrating the production of the one millionth digger since the business started in 1945, that is enough machines to stretch from here to Australia.

The firm have celebrated the milestone by putting it onshow at their headquarters in Rocester.

To mark the anniversary the whole of the glass front of the company's world headquarters has been encased in a giant celebratory graphic.

JCB employs 10,000 workers worldwide, 300 of them in Rocester will gather outside the main reception to cheer the milestone.

The actual one millionth machine is a 22-tonne excavator painted in silver which will be behind the glass in main reception.

The celebration co-incides with the start of the biggest ever deal and customer conference in JCB's history.