2018

C202 is launched, updated wider front axle and inboard brakes improved the ride and handling over the C201...
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2017

Johnston launches a range of clean alternative fuels to power its sweeper range, including CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), the cleanest burning transportation fuel on the market today...
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2014

Johnston launched a new manufacturing plant at the Dorking site, as part of an £11m project to consolidate all three manufacturing plants in the UK at one site....
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2012

Johnston launches the all-new V Range truck mounted sweeper range, featuring more than one thousand upgrades and a brand new clean-air engine from JCB...
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2011

The brand new C201 compact sweeper is launched to the market, featuring more than thirty design upgrades...
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2010

The CN101 1.3m3 subcompact sweeper is launched, entering the product range in the new lightweight subcompact class...
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2005

The new C400 mid-sized sweeper is launched, replacing the 5000 series in the 7.5 and 8.9 tonne class...
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2003

In recognition of its core business, in 2003 the company changed its name to Johnston Sweepers Limited...
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1997

In 1997 a new office and production facility for the Compact and 5000 Series, was opened at Sittingbourne, replacing the Babcock factory in Sheerness.
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1996

In 1996 Johnston purchased the Danish company Beam, which produces bespoke specialist runway sweepers and airport stand cleaners.
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1988

The company’s development of the 600 Series, with its significant product innovations were recognised by achieving a British Design Award in1988...
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1986

1986 saw the company widen its product range into the small compact sweeper range, with the acquisition of Babcock Sweepers Limited...
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1978

Launched in November 1978, the 400 Series introduced the new concept of 'skid-unit' manufacture...
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1970

By the mid 1970's, production had out grown the Vincent Lane site and main production moved to a larger site in Cutis Road, Dorking...
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1968

January 1968 saw the introduction of the Johnston 200 Series which represented a major step forward in sweeper design...
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1960

The Mk1 was launched at the 1960 Public Works Exhibition in London and proved a success from the start...
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1950

In the early 1950's the company was involved in the design of a machine to recover surplus chippings following road dressing...
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1937

By 1937 the company produced its first mechanical road surface cleaner, The Johnston Mobile Sweeper & Collector...
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1920

By the mid-1920's Britain's road system was fast expanding. In 1924 Johnston Brothers took over the assets of 'Road Plant Construction Company Limited'...
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1904

In 1904 J M Johnston and two brothers set up business at 110 Cannon Street, London under the name of Johnston Brothers. In the early days there was only one line of business - importing and selling of Rhenish Basalt stone from Germany...
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