350 JCB scissor lifts for Sunbelt
The UK division of Ashtead’s Sunbelt Rentals has placed a £65 million order with JCB for 2,100 machines, including 350 scissor lifts and a large number of telehandlers. The order also includes excavators, dumpers and Rough Terrain forklifts. The units have already started to come off the production line, with the order passing through local dealer Greenshields JCB with delivery to Sunbelt’s 200 locations in the UK.
Sunbelt’s chief executive Andy Wright said: “Sunbelt is committed to owning the youngest and most innovative equipment in the industry and the JCB range offers fantastic quality and solutions for our customers throughout the UK. We have performed strongly throughout the pandemic and this significant order supports our determination to maintain and expand our market leadership position within the UK.”
JCB chief executive Graeme Macdonald added: “Sunbelt Rentals is one of JCB’s largest global customers and this huge investment in new and innovative equipment demonstrates its desire to offer the most advanced machines, featuring the latest ultra-efficient, low emissions engines. It’s the biggest ever order from a JCB customer in the UK and we are delighted to secure this business. It’s also fantastic to win a large deal for our access platforms from such a well respected fleet customer.”