Greenshields JCB has taken a £35 million order from A-Plant for 1,200 machines.
It is one of the biggest orders JCB has received this year but is not as big as A-Plant’s JCB order last year, which was a £50 million order for 1,500 machines.
The 2016 order includes a fleet of 13 tonne JS 130 tracked excavators along with Loadall telescopic handlers and mini excavators.
A-Plant is also purchasing a fleet of JCB branded site dumpers. South East regional dealer Greenshields JCB is to supply all the machines.
For the first time, A-Plant is also set to invest in in a series of UK produced generators 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’. A-Plant has bought nearly 40 sets.
A-Plant has now purchased over 11,000 machines from JB over the course of the last 25 years.
Dan Thompstone, Sales Director at JCB UK & Ireland, commented: “JCB has a long-standing 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 said: “This order is part of our investment programme to ensure our customers continue to get the most advanced, reliable, safe and environmentally friendly equipment. This year’s investment also includes JCB generators developed by the former Broadcrown business, which is a first for A-Plant and recognises our commitment to offering quality new products to our customers.
“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.”