Equipment Update

JCB sets up valve engine plant in Haryana

May 2011

JCB India, a manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment and fully-owned subsidiary of JC Bamford Excavators Ltd (UK), has launched a 16 valve engine, which will be used by many of its products such as its backhoe loader and compacting equipment. The engine, called ecoMAX, is based upon JCB's Dieselmax, which, in 2006, powered the world's fastest diesel-powered car and achieved a speed of 350 mph (563 kmph). The company has set up a plant in Ballabgarh, Haryana, at a cost of Rs 135 crore to manufacture these machines in India. This new plant has a capacity to produce 40,000 engines per annum, if operated on a two-shift basis.

Contact: JCB. Website: www.jcb.com