JCB land big deal with A-Plant
UK’s largest plant equipment rental company orders 1,200 machines worth £35 million
JCB today announced news of one of their biggest deals of the year with an order for 1,200 machines worth £35 million from the UK plant hire firm A-Plant
The new contract – which follows A-Plant’s purchase last year of 1,500 JCB machines worth £50 million – includes a fleet of 13-tonne JS130 tracked excavators made at JCB Heavy Products in Uttoxeter.
The deal is also good news for JCB’s other Staffordshire factories in Rocester and Cheadle, which will manufacture mini-excavators, Loadall telehandlers and rough-terrain fork-lift trucks that form part of the order. JCB dealers Greenshields JCB will supply all the machines, including a fleet of JCB site dumpers.
For the first time A-Plant are also investing in a range of almost 40 UK-produced generator sets for the rental market from JCB Power Products. The range – produced by the former Broadcrown business acquired by JCB last year – is fitted with the ‘JCB LiveLink for Power’ feature.
This latest order marks a major milestone for A-Plant as it now means the company has bought more than 11,000 machines from JCB since the first one was purchased more than 25 years ago.
Dan Thompstone, JCB’s UK & Ireland sales director, said: ‘JCB have a longstanding relationship with A-Plant and we are delighted to cement that with this huge order. Winning business like this is testament to JCB’s continued introduction of innovative products supported by unrivalled parts and service back-up from the JCB UK dealer network.’
A-Plant marketing director Asif Latief commented: ‘This order is part of our investment programme to ensure our customers continue to get the most advanced, reliable, safe and environmentally friendly equipment.
‘Our investment programme is unrivalled in the industry and, coupled with the high levels of customer support we provide, ensures we are firmly positioned to be the obvious choice for rental equipment whether our customers are local builders, events suppliers or national contractors.’