JCB Generators In Pole Position at Silverstone


A leading supplier of temporary power and lighting solutions has bought 60 JCB generators in a deal totalling more than £750k.

Purchased by South-West-based Progen Power, many of the new gensets powered into pole position at the recent F1 British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone – where the circuit switched off from the grid for the 3-day event and was powered solely by the JCB generators.

Supplied by dealer Watling JCB, the order comprises JCB’s compact 18-220kva range through to larger scale rental specification generators up to 500kva. The new models will be used for a wide range of temporary power applications spanning from domestic power cuts through to emergency power back-up for major commercial businesses. The JCB generators will also be take centre stage at several high-profile music events and further sporting highlights across the UK.

Andy Fairbanks, Progen Power’s CEO, said: “We met with various manufacturers before deciding that JCB would offer us everything we needed thanks to the large range of units available and the well-known quality aftercare service.”


Progen Power’s Marketing Manager Tom Walker said: “Ultimately we choose JCB because we feel it’s a superior product. No one else offers the range of generators which we require. They are performing brilliantly. They suit our needs perfectly as they’re reliable, easy to use and maintain, and arrive when expected.”

JCB offers an extensive range of high specification diesel generators to meet customer requirements for any power application from 8-2,750 kVA globally. Each JCB generator is built to the highest specification to deliver outstanding reliability, high performance, and increased efficiency.

Progen Power prides itself on not only providing temporary power and lighting solutions, but ensuring they are supplied in a safe, reliable, sustainable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly manner. It offers seamless temporary power for events across the UK through its sector expertise, quality service and proven products.

Read more of the latest news from us

Plant Planet magazine is available online today

Get updates on the go, follow us on Twitter