Travis Perkins places order for 500 JCB machines

L-R at JCB World Headquarters are: Paul Tallentire (Travis Perkins CEO of general merchanting division); Catherine Gibson (Travis Perkins tool hire MD); Yvette Henshall-Bell (JCB group MD global key accounts); Richard Telfer (Watling JCB MD); and Mike Roby (Watling JCB national account director)

JCB has secured an order from Travis Perkins for 500 new machines in a deal worth more than £7 million.

Travis Perkins has bought a fleet of mini-diggers and one-tonne High Tip site dumpers to strengthen its tool hire business.

The machines were supplied by dealer Watling JCB. Watling MD Richard Telfer said, “This significant investment in JCB equipment continues a long-standing relationship with Travis Perkins. Over recent years we have continued to strengthen our aftermarket business to ensure we provide a market-leading service for Travis Perkins. This order supports our continued investment in enhancing the customer experience when dealing with Watling JCB.”

Travis Perkins has purchased more than 2,700 JCB machines over the past decade. Tool hire MD Catherine Gibson explained, “As we continue to invest in our tool hire business it is important we work with suppliers who offer value for money and market-leading innovation for our customers. JCB clearly demonstrates its ongoing commitment to us and to our customers by delivering on both counts.”