Builders merchant snaps up 500 JCB machines

 Richard Pederson (Jewson director of tool hire), Steve Smith (JCB UK sales director), Thierry Dufour (Jewson MD), and Paul Hartshorn  (MD, Gunn JCB)

JEWSON has placed an order worth over £8 million for 500 JCB machines.

The builders merchant – which has over 600 branches across the UK – has snapped up a fleet of JCB’s new 15C-1mini excavators and JCB 8008 micro excavators, along with the new IT-HT site dumpers, VMT160-80 compactors and HTD5 dumpsters.

Jewson is one of the first business to buy the 15C-1 mini excavators and IT-HT dumpers. The 15C-1 boasts features including 500-hour greasing intervals, all steel bodywork, all flat glass and ten tie down points for easy transportation.

Jewson managing director Thierry Dufour and director of tool hire Richard Pedersen recently visited JCB’s HQ in Staffordshire to see the new fleet roll off the production lines.

Mr Pedersen said, “This is a significant investment which makes our fleet of micro and mini excavators and dumpers one of the most modern in the industry. We are committed to offering our customers the most powerful and up-to-date machines around and this investment delivers on this promise. We selected JCB machines after extensive research into a number of suppliers.  We have operated JCB mini and micro excavators, dumpers and compactors for many years and they have proved to be an invaluable part of our fleet.”

JCB’s UK and Ireland sales director Steve Smith added, “We are delighted to win this repeat business from Jewson’s tool hire division. JCB has supplied machines to the company for many years and it’s testament to the quality of our range of mini and micro excavators and compaction equipment that we’ve secured this valuable business again.

“Securing important business like this is not only about producing world-class products but also about offering world-class service back-up supported by the most extensive dealer network in the UK.”