JCB has recently finalised a substantial £14 million agreement to provide a fleet of 350 machines to H. E. Services, a Kent-based equipment rental company. This significant announcement coincided with a visit from Chancellor George Osborne to JCB Transmissions in Wrexham. Which will be responsible for the manufacturing of axles and gearboxes for more than half of the equipment included in the order.
The equipment to be supplied to H.E. Services encompasses a diverse range of products including:
All of these machines will be sourced through JCB’s authorised dealer, Greenshields JCB.
JCB’s Chief Executive, Alan Blake, expressed his satisfaction with this order. Noting that it comes on the heels of several significant deals the company has secured this year. He emphasised the company’s delight in being chosen by a reputable firm like H.E. Services for their fleet upgrade. Additionally, he acknowledged the enduring relationship between JCB and H.E. Services, highlighting the trust placed in JCB’s machinery and service support.
In terms of JCB’s current status, Blake mentioned that the year has started off exceptionally well. With order books in their healthiest state in four years. He also indicated that the outlook for the rest of 2011 is very promising.
About H. E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd
Established in 1972, H. E. Services is the largest specialist excavator hire company in the UK. The company boasts a fleet of over 2,000 pieces of equipment available for rental through its strategically located depots nationwide.
Hugh Edeleanu, Chairman of H. E. Group, underlined the company’s commitment to delivering the best quality service and a wide range of machines and attachments to their customers. He emphasised the importance of this substantial investment in new JCB machines in fulfilling that commitment. Edeleanu further stressed their dedication to maintaining a modern fleet by replacing it every two to three years, ensuring that their customers have access to the most efficient, powerful, and high-performing equipment on the market.
The machines ordered by H.E. Services encompass a range of JCB models. Including the 8018, 8030, and 8065 mini excavators produced at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffordshire. The order also includes:
- 540-170 Loadall telescopic handlers
- 3CX backhoe loaders
All the above were manufactured at JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire. Tracked excavators are sourced from JCB Heavy Products in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, and skid steer loaders.
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All information correct as of: 2nd November 2011.