Greenshields JCB has secured an order for more than 1,000 machines from one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies, A-Plant, in a deal worth £35 million.
A-Plant has bought a huge fleet mainly consisting of mini and midi excavators and JCB Loadalls, as well as rough terrain forklifts, Teletruks and 3CX backhoe loaders. And for the first time, A-Plant has also ordered a number of JCB JS130 tracked excavators as it looks to expand its range into the 13-tonne machine market. The deal comes on the back of 800 machines ordered by A-Plant last year and a further 550 in 2012.
Managing Director George Greenshields commented, “We have enjoyed a first class relationship with A-Plant for many years now. They have confidence in our support and this significant order reflects this”.
Asif Latief A-Plant Marketing and Strategic Accounts Director said: “This order allows us to meet with the increasing demand in the market place and continue to supply one of the youngest and most up to date fleets in the industry”.
He added, “We have also added the new JCB JS130 tracked excavators to our fleet to service the contract with the Environment Agency because of its environmental efficiencies which address issues such as CO2 emissions and use biodegradable hydraulic oil. This is a standard requirement on the Environment Agency’s excavators”.
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