JCB Enters Power Gen Markets

Posted on February 28, 2006

In yet another significant effort to expand its business activities, JCB has announced that it will enter the U.K. generator market with a new range of diesel-powered generator sets. The Rocester, U.K., manufacturer of construction and agricultural equipment plans to offer a range of 42 diesel-powered units available in 18 power nodes stretching from 15 to 500kVA.

The move stems in part from the company’s groundbreaking decision in 2003 to develop and build its own diesel engines. JCB said its 444 diesel is the platform for this development and it will power the mid-range generators, which the company said accounts for 40% of the total U.K. generator market.

The smaller generators use Deutz diesel engines with the larger units powered by either Sisu or Scania engines. The engines will drive Newage alternators across the range. More details will be provided in a future issue of Diesel Progress.