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7 November 2019

Ashwoods collaborates with JCB on award winning project

Ashwoods Electric Motors was delighted to support JCB at an awards event hosted by the Royal Automobile Club in London last week.

JCB has been presented with the prestigious Dewar Trophy for ‘Outstanding Technical achievement in the British Automotive Industry’ for its new electric mini excavator, which features an Ashwoods Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) motor.

Jim Winchester, Ashwoods Sales and Marketing Director, said: “Congratulations to JCB for receiving the Dewar Trophy. We were extremely proud to play an integral part in the project, and worked closely with JCB engineers to show how the unique and compact shape of our IPM motors could deliver more power in less space.

“The electric mini excavator is a great example of companies such as JCB taking a more innovative approach to deliver clean energy solutions in their vehicles and applications.”

Bob Womersley, JCB’s Director of Advanced Engineering, said: “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 team which has developed it.”

Ashwoods Electric Motors will now become a key supplier to JCB as the electric mini excavator goes into production.

Jim Winchester, Ashwoods Sales and Marketing Director, pictured second from right.

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