JCB has secured an order for more than 1,000 machines from A-Plant, one of the U.K.’s largest equipment rental companies. The deal was worth £35 million (about U.S. $58.9 million). A-Plant, owned byparent company Ashtead plc, bought a fleet of, primarily, mini and midi , Loadall telehandlers, rough-terrain forklifts,
Teletruks andloaders. JCB also expanded its range with tracked excavators.
All the machines, which are being supplied by dealer Greenshields JCB, will be built at the company’s Staffordshire factories.
“This is a highly significant order and the biggest of the year so far for JCB in the U.K.,” said JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald. “We are delighted that our relationship with A-Plant, which goes back 25 years, continues to go from strength to strength. The U.K. market is currently the fastest growing in the world and JCB is on course for its best performance in the U.K. since 2007, which helps to offset downturns in markets such as Brazil, India and Latin America.”
“This order allows us to meet with the increasing demand in the marketplace and continue to supply one of the youngest and most up-to-date fleets in the industry,” said Asif Latief, A-Plant marketing and strategic accounts director.
A-Plant has more than 125 service centers across the U.K.