The company announced the US Army is to take delivery of more than 1,600 light-capability rough terrain forklifts for deployment on tasks around the world including loading and unloading aircraft and shipping containers.
The new 527-58M forklift is engineered from JCB’s range of commercial Loadall telescopic handlers – a machine which this year celebrates 40 years in production and which is the biggest-selling product of its kind in the world.
The largest single deal in JCB’s history also came from the US Army in 2005 when a $206 million order was placed to produce hundreds of high-speed military versions of JCB’s famous backhoe loader.
JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald said: “This order is fantastic news for JCB and a great way to start the new year. It is the second-highest-value order in the company’s history, and I congratulate everyone who has worked to secure this valuable contract in the same year that we mark 40 years of telescopic handler production.”
If you would like to join our community and read more articles like this then please click here