On Fen. 26, 2021, the Paris Court of Justice (Tribunal Judiciaire) found that Manitou was guilty of infringement of certain JCB patent claims. It awarded JCB damages of €150,000 ($177,000) plus €50,000 ($59,000) in attorney fees.
Engineers at AGCO’s Beauvais plant in northern France have started assembling face shields instead of tractors using a newly-installed additive or 3D printing system to produce the frame. The shields are destined for a local hospital in response to an industrial campaign to meet immediate demand for 13,000 units at 94 hospitals and medical centers across France.
JCB in the United Kingdom is poised to re-start production at a factory closed as a result of the Coronavirus crisis in order to join the global effort to manufacture ventilators, the company announced.
Two JCB apprentices won first place in the mechatronics division at the recent SkillsUSA national championships. Anthony Smith and Victor De La Cruz were tested in practical skills in pneumatic technology, electrical systems, mechanical systems and general automation techniques.
JCB has announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries.
With the introduction of two new high horsepower Fastrac models and a growing dealer network, is it possible that U.K.-based equipment manufacturer JCB is poised for gains in the North American tractor market?
Will a segment of North American equipment customers soon be making a fundamental shift in purchasing habits, away from tractors with front end loaders to job-specific products similar to ones used currently in construction?
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