A leading chain of builders’ merchants is celebrating the delivery of its 100th JCB machine.
Jackson Building Centres Ltd – which trades from 26 branches in the East Midlands, Leeds and York - reached the milestone when four new compact JCB models joined the fleet at its new branch in York. The occasion was marked with the presentation of a commemorative scale model JCB Loadall telescopic handler by dealer TC Harrison JCB based in Chapeltown, South Yorkshire.
Tony Lees, TC Harrison JCB’s Commercial Director presenting a commemorative scale model JCB Loadall telescopic handler to Jackson Building Centre’s Group Hire Manager, Mark Shepherd.
The latest order, for two JCB 8014 mini excavators, JCB Micro excavator and HTD5 tracked Dumpster takes the total fleet to 100 JCB machines comprising micro excavators, mini excavators, midi excavators, compaction equipment and JCB Loadall telescopic handlers. The JCB equipment joins a range of small tools in the company’s hire offering for customers ranging from DIY enthusiasts to professional tradesmen and homebuilders.
Jackson Building Centres’ Group Hire Manager, Mark Shepherd, said: “We have always been keen to work with a single supplier for our compact plant provision and we chose JCB for the strength of the brand and the extensive range of products.
“We are delighted to reach our 100th machine and it is testament to the quality of the equipment and the suitability of the JCB range for the small builder’s needs. In particular, the highly reliable JCB Micro working in tandem with a tracked Dumpster enables us to provide an effective solution to the accessibility and restricted work space issues which many of our customers face.
“The milestone also reflects well on the longstanding relationship with our dealer which operates in a similar geographic region to ourselves and is able to provide us with an excellent network of after sales and service support.”
Established over 60 years ago, Jackson Building Centres Ltd boasts a turnover of Ł151.0 million and employs in excess of 1100 people.