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JCB wins biggest deal

Thursday, 31 July 2014 ( #678 ) - Rocester, United Kingdom
A-Plant has ordered mini- and midi-excavators, JCB Loadalls, rough-terrain forklifts, Teletruks and 3CX backhoe loaders.
A-Plant has ordered mini- and midi-excavators, JCB Loadalls, rough-terrain forklifts, Teletruks and 3CX backhoe loaders.
JCB has won a GBP35 million (USD47 million) order for over 1,000 machines from plant hire company A-Plant.

The order consists mainly of mini- and midi-excavators, JCB Loadalls, rough-terrain forklifts, Teletruks and 3CX backhoe loaders.

This comes on the back of the 800 machines ordered by A-Plant last year and a further 550 in 2012.

JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald says: "This is a highly significant order and the biggest of the year so far for JCB in the UK. We are delighted that our relationship with A-Plant, which now stretches back more than 25 years, continues to go from strength to strength."

Macdonald adds that the UK market is the fastest-growing in the world and that JCB is "on course for its best performance in the UK since 2007, which helps to offset downturns in markets such as Brazil, India and Latin America".

Dealer Greenshields JCB will supply the machines, which will be built at JCB's Staffordshire factories; the backhoe loaders and Loadalls at the world headquarters in Rocester, the smaller excavators at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, the Teletruks at JCB Utility Products, Cheadle and the tracked excavators at JCB Heavy Products in Uttoxeter.

Asif Latief, A-Plant marketing and strategic accounts director, says the order allows the plant hire company to meet increasing demand and continue to supply one of the youngest and most up-to-date fleets in the industry.

A-Plant, which forms part of FTSE-100 company Ashtead Group plc, is one of the UK's largest equipment rental companies with over 125 service centres in Great Britain, over 2,250 employees nationwide and over 30,000 customers in the construction, industrial, commercial, utility, public sector, homeowner and events markets.
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