Press Release

03/02/2011
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JCB wins order for more than 500 machines from Travis Perkins
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JCB wins order for more than 500 machines from Travis Perkins

JCB today announced that it had won a huge order for 505 compact excavators from one of the leading suppliers to the UK building and construction industry.

Travis Perkins - one of the UK’s leading builders’ merchants with a national network of more than 600 branches – has placed an order for 371 JCB 8014 mini excavators and 134 JCB micro excavators. The machines will be supplied by JCB dealer Watling JCB.

The deal represents a repeat order for JCB mini excavators from Travis Perkins which already offers JCB machines to its tool and equipment hire customers.

UK and Ireland Sales Director Yvette Henshall-Bell said: “We are delighted to win this repeat business from one of the UK’s most respected building and construction companies, particularly as it was secured in the face of fierce competition from other major suppliers in our industry.

“JCB has been manufacturing mini excavators for almost 30 years and this order from such a major player in our industry is testament to the quality and reliability of JCB’s compact excavators.”

Richard Dey, Travis Perkins Group Hire Director, said: “JCB mini excavators are extremely popular with our hire customers and they have an excellent reputation in the marketplace and that, coupled with the excellent customer relationship and comprehensive service back-up provided by Watling JCB, coupled with JCB’s comprehensive dealer network, gave us no hesitation in placing this order.”

Travis Perkins has been supplying building materials to the trade for over 200 years and the company offers a comprehensive tool and equipment hire service from over 300 branches.

All the machines are made at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle.

Picture caption: Travis Perkins has ordered a fleet of more than 500 new mini and micro excavators from JCB.

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