JCB marks birthday milestone
23 October 2020
Today is JCB’s 75th birthday and as part of the plans to commemorate the milestone, the manufacturer has announced an additional day’s holiday for its employees around the world on Christmas Eve.
In a special video message to the global workforce, Chairman Anthony Bamford said, “I know that everything JCB has achieved is due to the hard work and commitment of everyone who works for JCB, or has worked for JCB in the past. I'd like to thank everyone for their support over the years and particularly in recent months while we were dealing with the challenging business situation.
“We did have plans to celebrate our 75th anniversary, but Covid-19 changed all that,” he continued. “So, rather than celebrate, we should remember everything that JCB has achieved in the past 75 years. From small beginnings in a lock-up garage, in Uttoxeter back in 1945 the JCB team has helped to create a business that we can all be very proud of.”
The company was founded by the late Joseph Cyril Bamford on 23 October, 1945 - the day his son Anthony, now Lord Bamford, was born. Many Happy Returns today to him, too.
Picture shows JCB machines arranged to spell out the special 75th birthday milestone.