ENGINEERING HONOUR FOR JCB'S NEW ELECTRIC MINI
JCB’s brand new electric mini excavator has been honoured with an award recognised as one of the most prestigious in British engineering.
I’m absolutely delighted that JCB has been presented with the Dewar Trophy. For our new electric mini excavator to be recognised in this way is tremendous for the company and the team which has developed it.
Accepting the Award, Bob Womersley said: “The Dewar Trophy is one of the most prestigious accolades in British engineering. It is a really proud moment for the whole of the team involved in the JCB electric excavator development. The Trophy is normally given to automotive companies and for JCB to receive it, as a construction equipment manufacturer, is quite an honour.”
John Wood MBE, Chairman of the Dewar Technical Committee, said: “Awarding the 2019 trophy to JCB was a unanimous decision by the Dewar Technical Committee. It represents a bold commitment to the introduction of novel technology in the off-road sector”. The Royal Automobile Club's Dewar Trophy has a long and distinguished history stretching back to its inception in 1906. It is presented only in years when the Club’s committee believes that there are contenders of sufficient merit. JCB is one of only four companies to receive the Award more than once. JCB won it in 2006 for the Dieselmax car project.