JCB lands £55m A-Plant deal
JCB has secured one of its biggest-ever deals in the UK after landing a £55m order for more than 1,200 machines from A-Plant.
The deal is extremely good news for JCB’s factories in Rocester, Uttoxeter and Cheadle, as well as Hixon -based JCB Power Products.
It means that in the last three years A-Plant has placed orders with JCB worth more than £140m. All the latest purchases are being supplied through JCB dealer Greenshields JCB.
A-Plant marketing director Asif Latief said: “The latest products are more innovative, productive, safer, greener and more sustainable.
“We are delighted to have placed this latest order with JCB, which demonstrates our commitment to working with leading brands.
“It is part of our continual fleet investment programme which has seen A-Plant invest over £300m during the last two years.”
JCB UK and Ireland sales director, Dan Thompstone, added: “A-Plant has been buying JCB equipment now for more than 25 years and we are delighted to support its latest investment in our equipment.
“We are proud of our long-standing partnership with A-Plant, delivering innovative, quality products supported by excellent parts and service back-up from Greenshields JCB.”
A-Plant forms part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc and is the UK's largest equipment rental company with more than 175 service centres nationwide, more than 3,600 employees and over 35,000 customers in the construction, industrial, infrastructure and events sectors.
The order includes more than 600 JCB Loadall telescopic handlers and more than 450 mini and midi excavators, as well as JCB rough terrain forklift trucks, site dumpers, backhoe loaders and tracked excavators.