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Greenshields JCB takes £35m A-Plant order

7 Nov 16 A-Plant has placed a £35m order with JCB for 1,200 machines.

The order includes JS130 excavators
The order includes JS130 excavators

It is one of JCB’s biggest orders of the year but not as big as A-Plant’s 2015 JCB order, which was for 1,500 machines and was worth £50m.

This year’s order includes a fleet of 13-tonne JS130 tracked excavators as well as mini excavators and Loadall telescopic handlers. A-Plant is also buying a fleet of JCB-branded site dumpers.

All the machines are being supplied by southeast regional dealer Greenshields JCB.

For the first time A-Plant is also investing in a range of UK-produced generators for the rental market from JCB Power Products. The range – produced by the former Broadcrown business acquired by JCB last year – is fitted with the ‘JCB LiveLink for Power feature’. A-Plant has bought close to 40 sets.

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A-Plant has now bought more than 11,000 machines from JCB in the past 25 years.

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.  This year’s investment also includes JCB generators developed by the former Broadcrown business, which is a first for A-Plant and recognises our commitment to offering quality new products to our customers.

“Our investment programme is unrivalled in the industry and coupled with the high levels of customer support we provide, ensures we are firmly positioned to be the obvious choice for rental equipment whether our customers are local builders, events suppliers or national contractors.”

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