Belfast Telegraph

JCB hails £35m order from hire firm A-Plant for 1,200 machines

JCB has announced one of its biggest deals of the year with an order for 1,200 machines worth £35 million from the UK's largest plant hire firm.

The contract from A-Plant includes a fleet of 13-tonne excavators made at JCB' s Heavy Products site in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

The deal is also good news for JCB's other Staffordshire factories in Rocester and Cheadle, which will manufacture mini excavators, telescopic handlers and rough terrain forklift trucks which have been ordered.

A-Plant is also buying a fleet of JCB site dumpers.

JCB UK & Ireland sales director Dan Thompstone said: "JCB has a long-standing relationship with A-Plant and we are delighted to cement that with this huge order.

"Winning business like this is testament to JCB's continued introduction of innovative products supported by unrivalled parts and service back-up from the JCB UK dealer network."

A-Plant marketing director Asif Latief said: "This order is part of our investment programme to ensure our customers continue to get the most advanced, reliable, safe and environmentally-friendly equipment."