Ambrose Plant Hire orders 100 JCB machines

By Sarah Ann McCay09 December 2012

Preston, UK-based Ambrose Plant Hire has bought 100 new JCB models as part of a £3.7 million investment in equipment in 2012 as it continues to push for increased business from major house builders.

The deal, completed by distributor Gunn JCB, included 75 JCB Loadall telescopic handlers and 25 JCB excavators ranging from the 1.5 t JCB 8014 mini excavator through to 13 t JS130 tracked machines.

Ambrose Plant Hire has dealt with Gunn JCB for more than 20 years. The rental firm has recently worked with the dealer to provide on-site machine training for its customers, including Barratt Developments.

“Increasingly, the customers we work with - particularly the major house builders - now look for hirers to provide more than just basic machines", said Ambrose Plant Hire managing director, Richard Sykes, "With demanding service level agreements it is essentially a fleet management and total support solution that is required”.

Ambrose Plant Hire currently operates a fleet of approximately 750 machines across its four depots, of which nearly a third is JCB.

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