A STAFFORDSHIRE business has secured the biggest ever single-sale from a United Kingdom business in the company's 69-year history. JCB, which bases it's headquarters in Rocester, has landed a two-year deal with plant hire corporation Ardent Hire Solutions worth £75 million for 1,100 telescopic handlers. A collection of backhoe loaders, fork lifts and site-dumpers are also included in the agreement.
A JCB spokesperson said: “We are delighted to secure this major order from one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies.
“It shows great confidence in JCB machinery and also in the wider construction sector which Ardent’s plant hire business supports.
“JCB has worked closely with Ardent for a number of years and it’s testament to the quality of our range of Loadalls and safety credentials of our site dumpers, as well as the world-class service back-up, that we’ve secured this valuable business.”
A spokesperson from Ardent Hire Solutions added: “This latest acquisition further strengthens Ardent’s telehandler fleet which is the largest available in the UK today.
“The availability of advanced technology and telematics on the entire fleet was critical for us when specifying JCB machines.
“For Ardent clients, the knowledge that we are working closely with our supply chain to provide solutions that increase productivity, reduce their costs and, most importantly, reduce their on-site risk gives great reassurance.
“We are stepping away from the plant hire norm and offering a service that sparks real change in the market.”
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