Travis Perkins order for JCB03 December 2018

Travis Perkins CEO of general merchanting division Paul Tallentire, Travis Perkins Tool Hire MD Catherine Gibson, JCB group MD global key accounts Yvette Henshall-Bell, Watling JCB MD Richard Telfer and Watling JCB national account director Mike Roby

A UK builder’s merchants has invested in 500 new JCB machines worth more than £7 million for its Tool Hire division.

Travis Perkins has bought a fleet of JCB mini excavators and One Tonne High Tip site dumpers to strengthen its UK-wide tool hire business – bringing the company’s investment to more than 2,700 JCB machines in the past decade.

Supplied by JCB dealer Watling JCB, the new machines have been delivered to Travis Perkins’ vast network of 660 branches ready for use on construction and development sites across the country.

Says Watling JCB MD Richard Telfer: “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.”

Adds Travis Perkins Tool Hire MD Catherine Gibson: “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.”

Adam Offord

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