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£25m order for JCB

One of the UK’s leading national plant hire companies has placed a £25m order, the firm's biggest ever, with JCB.

Haydock-based Plant Hire UK (PHUK) is buying 450 new JCB machines.

Plant Hire's biggest order with JCBThe bulk of the order is for 350 Loadall telescopic handlers – a machine which is celebrating 40 years in production at JCB’s World HQ in Staffordshire.

It also includes site dumpers, mini excavators and tandem rollers. The machines will be supplied by JCB dealer Gunn JCB on a national basis.

JCB UK and Ireland Sales Director Dan Thompstone said: “It is fantastic to receive such a large order as we head towards 2018 from a company that continues to go from strength to strength.

"While this deal is for a wide range of JCB equipment, we are delighted to receive such a large order for Loadalls as we celebrate the machine’s 40th anniversary.”

Plant Hire UK was founded by Graham Jones and Finance Director Wayne Illidge. Graham said: “We are extremely confident about the future of the equipment hire business in the UK which is why we have placed our biggest order ever for JCB machines.”