The JCB story

Our story is unique in its success.

From the dreams and sheer drive of Joseph Cyril Bamford, JCB has grown from a small garage business into the world’s biggest privately-owned construction equipment company.

A family business on a global scale, JCB’s success is directly attributable to the outlook of Joseph Bamford, who lived by the motto ‘jamais content’ – never be content with your achievements.

It is why you see so many firsts, innovations and record-breaking events in JCB’s timeline of achievements, from the invention of the industrial front-end loader to securing one of our largest ever contracts for a single product line.

Restless innovation, ambition and sheer hard work drives our growth, always looking forward to new levels of success – and every next chapter of our extraordinary story.