JCB India rolls out 50,000th engine
Posted on: Apr 24, 2013 - 11:03am IST
It has took them just two years to achieve this remarkable feat. The company runs 54 dealership network across the country selling about 21 different machinery in seven product types.
The credit goes to ecoMAX BSIII, 16 valve diesel engine which is being manufactured in India with 93% localization. Built at JCB India’s Ballabgarh plant in Haryana, this highly efficient engine is a cornerstone of success for the British-based manufacturer.
The frugal engine is widely acknowledged to be reliable, high performing with low maintenance and is also exported overseas as well. It comes in different states of tune starting from 56kW to 120kW. It is available in three avatars: naturally aspirated, turbocharged and common rail, powering JCB’s backhoe loaders, compactors, excavators, skid-steer loaders, cranes, etc.
Besides having a plant in Ballabgarh, two in Pune, JCB is investing Rs. 500 crore on a new Jaipur plant and is expected to start production by the end of 2013 .
This heavily localized class-leading engine is testament to the fact that the quality of engines made in India can stand toe-to-toe with some of the best engines the world has to offer.