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JCB secure multi-million-pound order from Travis Perkins

JCB secure deal with Travis Perkins

Equipment manufacturer to supply more than 500 compact excavators to builders’ merchant

JCB have won an order worth more than £7 million for a huge fleet of micro- and mini-excavators from one of the UK’s major suppliers to the building industry.

Travis Perkins are purchasing more than 500 JCB machines – all manufactured at the JCB Compact Products factory in Cheadle, Staffordshire. The excavators, supplied by Watling JCB, are already rolling off the production lines and will be delivered throughout 2015. The first machines are now being pressed into service by a variety of customers across the UK, where Travis Perkins have more than 650 branches.

The latest order, which comprises 8008 micro-excavators and 8014 minis, means Travis Perkins have invested in more than 2,200 JCB machines since their first purchase. Richard Dey, group hire director for Travis Perkins, said: ‘JCB micro- and mini-excavators are our customers’ machine of choice and Travis Perkins prides itself on having a very modern fleet. We have been purchasing them for over a decade and this investment keeps us at the forefront of our sector. We have always been impressed by the world-class back-up service provided by Watling JCB, so this was another reason for us placing another large order.’

Dan Thompstone, JCB UK and Irelad sales director, added: ‘Travis Perkins is a long-term and valued customer of JCB and we are delighted the company has placed this milestone order with Watling JCB. JCB’s mini-excavators are the best-selling in the UK market and this deal helps cement our position as brand leader.’

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