Now a leading plant hirer and commercial property developer, Demenex – which boasts offices in Newry, Belfast, London, Birmingham and Glasgow – became the first fleet customer for the newly appointed dealer earlier this year with the purchase of seven new JCB models.
Demenex has bought two 15C-1 mini excavators and two 8026 mini excavators, 535-125 HiViz and 540-140 HiViz Loadall telescopic handlers and the new 3CX backhoe loader which mirrors the company’s first ever purchase in 1985.
Director & Founder Peter McCamley said: “Since the inception of Demenex in 1985, we have always been a loyal fan of the JCB product. Our first item of plant was a JCB 3CX which I drove myself, while my wife Carmel dealt with the enquires. By the end of 1985 we had already added four more JCB 3CX models to our fleet. Our business grew slowly and steadily thanks to strong foundations and a faithful JCB backhoe fleet which grew larger year on year.
“We chose JCB for these latest machines due to the product reliability, service, price, back-up and an excellent trading relationship with its dealer network. All of the new equipment has performed flawlessly. That is typical of what we have come to expect from JCB and the reason we still retain JCB as the main brand in our fleet some 33 years later.
“It is not an exaggeration to say that JCB backhoe loaders were integral to our formation and have been to the success of our business. Without the 3CX, Demenex may never have come into existence.
“Our operators are passionate about the quality of work they provide and this is only possible by arming them with the best equipment available in the market place. Where time is money, the combination of high quality operators and excellent, reliable JCB equipment keeps our customers returning time and time again. Demenex strives on a daily basis to reflect what we see from JCB - where a high quality service comes as standard.
“We now look forward to working closely with Rob Ireland and his team at Dennison JCB. They have already provided great assistance and a service which has been second to none. In conjunction with JCB itself they delivered us a package that was just unbeatable.”
Established in 1985, Demenex offers self-drive or operated equipment rental and commercial design and build property development services throughout the UK & Ireland. Its predominantly JCB fleet includes backhoe loaders, excavators, telescopic handlers, site dumpers, wheeled loading shovels, crushers, sweepers, lighting towers and access equipment. These perform alongside a fleet of low loaders, tippers and grab lorries which haul recycled aggregates. All items of plant can be hired with or without a C.I.T.B. / C.P.C.S. trained operator and plant is available within three to four hours across the UK and Ireland and less than two hours within the M25.
Peter McCamley concluded: “Demenex is built on the strength of its workforce - some of whom have been with us since the year the business was founded – and our longstanding relationships with customers and suppliers. Elinor Gillen, our Group Manager, has been with us for over 20 years overseeing the administration side of the Group on a day to day basis alongside Carmel.
“We work together to bring projects to a first-class conclusion, which can mean meeting seemingly impossible deadlines. Our mission statement always been “Dedicated to a quality service" and with our son Liam and daughter Nicola on board, the whole family now works within the group, ensuring its success for the next few decades.”
JCB’s new Northern Ireland dealer Dennison JCB has delivered its first machines to a long-standing JCB customer which set up business 33 years ago with just a single 3CX backhoe loader.