Sir Anthony Bamford Inducted Into the Construction Equipment Hall of Fame

Sir Anthony Bamford
Sir Anthony Bamford

JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford was honored as one of the giants of the global construction equipment sector with an award from his peers.

Sir Anthony, Chairman of JCB for 33 years, has been inducted into the Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s (AEM) Construction Hall of Fame to recognize his contribution to the industry. The award was accepted by John Patterson, Chairman and CEO of JCB Inc. at a ceremony held in Arizona at AEM’s annual meeting. Patterson serves as a Director on the Board for AEM.

The honor is a double one for the Bamford family; Sir Anthony’s late father, Joe Bamford, founder of JCB, was presented with the same accolade in 1993.

Sir Anthony Bamford said, “To be inducted in the AEM Hall of Fame is a huge honor, but what makes this extra special for me is that is an honor I share with my late father, the Founder of JCB, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame 15 years ago as an inaugural member. He always considered the award one of the most prestigious he ever received – and that’s a view I share.”

Before taking the helm of JCB in 1975, Bamford established JCB SA, the company’s French subsidiary in Paris, which has become the model for JCB’s worldwide development. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a regional equipment manufacturer to a global presence with more than 300 products, manufacturing plants on four continents and operations in over 150 nations.

JCB has won more than 50 awards for exports, marketing, design, technology and for its care for the environment, among them 23 Queen’s Awards for Technological and Export achievement Bamford is active in charitable work through the Bamford Charitable Foundation. He has overseen efforts to promote industry workforce development. One is a company educational center now being developed to educate students in engineering, manufacturing processes and international business.

The Hall of Fame was originally created in 1993 to honor the pioneering individuals who invented, managed, built and led the construction equipment industry. AEM reintroduced the recognition effort this year as the AEM Hall of Fame.

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