Nixon Hire seals £9 million telehandler investment


NIXON Hire has invested in a fleet of JCB Loadall telescopic handlers in a deal worth almost £9 million.

The plant and equipment hire firm will take delivery of more than 150 machines throughout 2015. They have lift heights ranging from seven to 17 metres and are powered by the fuel-saving JCB Ecomax Tier 4i engine. 

The new fleet will go out on hire in construction and materials handling projects including civil engineering works, major house building and warehousing schemes across the UK. Several will stock Nixon Hire’s new, expanded depot in Glasgow which opened earlier this year. This is the first time the company has based plant and equipment for hire in the city with customers previously serviced from nearby depots in Edinburgh and Dundee.

Nixon Hire Managing Director, Graham Nixon said, “JCB is one of the industry’s leading brands and one that is in high demand from our customers. It is important for us to supply equipment that end users know and trust. JCB Loadall telescopic handlers particularly appeal for their high level of safety features, familiarity for end users and strong resale value. JCB has been the preferred supplier for Nixon Hire telehandlers since 2006.  We have a strong relationship with our local dealer, Scot JCB, which has an extensive network which mirrors and supports ours effectively.”