JCB celebrates winning “historic” order

A JCB 3CX ECO backhoe loader. The photo was taken in Moscow, at the VDNKh.
Updated on Friday 24 April 2020, 5:46 PM

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Staffordshire based JCB has announced it has secured an order which is worth £36 million pounds.

The company which makes manufacturing equipment for the construction and agriculture industries has described the deal with Morris Leslie Plant Hire as “historic”.

The order is for a range of JCB’s 555 Loadalls, from the six metre 525-60 to the 20 metre 540-200 and was placed through dealer Scot JCB with all the machines equipped with with the telematics Livelink system.

JCB’s group managing director, global key accounts, Yvette Henshall-Bell, says: “Morris Leslie is one of the fastest and largest growing companies in the plant hire industry and we are delighted that they have chosen the JCB Loadall, the world’s number one telehandler, to further expand their fleet.”

Graham Ogilvie, Managing Director of Morris Leslie Plant Hire, which is based near Perth is Scotland added; “As the construction market continues to develop, Morris Leslie is experiencing excellent company growth.” He went on; “These JCB Loadalls ensure our customers get the best of all worlds – high performing machines with excellent telematic reporting and a great nationwide dealer support network. ”

Over recent years Morris Leslie has bought four depots belonging to Hewden Stuart after the business went into receivership in 2017, and in May 2018 took over Chertsey Plant Hire near London.

Since it was formed in 1945, JCB has grown into a world leader in the supply of mechanical plant with factories in Europe, Asia and both North and South America, and sells into over 150 countries

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