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JCB wins award for TorqueLock system

JCB has won a Queens Award for innovation for a system called TorqueLock, which cuts the fuel consumption on its backhoe loaders.

JCB Group chief executive officer Alan Blake said: “Today JCB is the world market leader for this product - with almost one in two backhoes sold around the world made by JCB. We’ve achieved that success by continually innovating and there’s no better illustration of this than the Torquelock system honoured by today’s award.”

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