UTTOXETER’S biggest employer has secured an enormous order from a growing plant hire company.
JCB has sold 200 new loadall telescopic handlers to Plant Hire UK in a deal netting the Rocester firm £11 million.
The move represents a milestone for Plant Hire UK as it means that the firm has now bought 1,500 machines from JCB.
Most of the loadall telescopic handlers, which are used for lifting and placing loads on building sites, are manufactured at JCB’s Rocester World Headquarters.
Plant Hire UK managing director Graham Jones said: “We are a relatively young company and in the space of nine years have achieved a tremendous rate of growth, illustrated by the fact we have now purchased more than 1,500 JCB machines since 2005.
“One of the keys to our success is having a young and modern fleet and all of our JCB loadalls are under two years old.
“Our telehandler fleet is also exclusively JCB.
“That’s a conscious decision we’ve made, driven by our customers who demand the product.
“As the world and UK market leader for this product, JCB’s telehandlers are the most reliable and user-friendly on the market, with fantastic visibility and lifting ability, which is important for our company because we provide new machines nationally on any type of project.”