JCB lands multi-million pound deal
By Leila Steed18 April 2019
JCB will provide Plant Hire UK with a range of new machines in a deal worth £17 million (€19.6 million).
The manufacturer will supply 300 new JCB Loadalls and 50 compact excavators to the rental company, as well as a number of site dumpers and tandem rollers, to improve its rental fleet offering.
Plant Hire UK Managing Director, Graham Jones, said, “As the construction sector goes from strength to strength, this investment in new JCB Loadalls and compact midi excavators ensures our customers are guaranteed the highest specification machines with outstanding safety features and telematics support as standard.”
The rental company, which also provides maintenance services to a national customer base, said the new machines would be used on projects around the UK.
JCB Group Managing Director of Global Key Accounts Yvette Henshall-Bell, said, “Plant Hire UK has a reputation for delivering the best machines and market-leading service, which perfectly complements the JCB ethos.”
While this deal is Plant Hire UK’s most recent fleet investment, it is by no means the biggest. In 2017 the rental company placed an order worth £25 million (€29 million) with dealer Gunn JCB.
The new machines will be supplied and supported by Gunn JCB. The company’s Managing Director, Paul Hartshorn, said, “JCB depots are perfectly located to support the ever-growing number of machines as Plant Hire UK has continued to invest in its fleet.”