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First JCB Electric Teletruks Sold in UK

First JCB Electric Teletruks Sold in UK

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The first electric-powered JCB Teletruks to be sold in the UK have been acquired by an independent timber and builders’ merchant. Lawsons – a family-owned company operating in London and the South East – has ordered five new JCB 30-19E electric-powered Teletruks following successful trials of the machine at a number of its sites. The JCB 30-19E, which features the iconic telescopic forward reach boom that has made the Teletruk such a popular lift truck across diverse industry sectors, was launched in Spring 2019 and is the first electric-powered model to be added to the Teletruk range.
JCB presents new Teletruk at IMHX

JCB presents new Teletruk at IMHX

New Trucks
JCB brought its electric-powered telescopic lift truck, the 35-22E to Birmingham’s annual International Materials Handling Exhibition. The 35-22E has a lift capacity of 3.5 tonnes and joins the JCB 30-19E battery powered model which was added to JCB’s award-winning Teletruk range earlier this year “The JCB Teletruk has revolutionised materials handling operations in builders merchants, ports, recycling centres and industrial facilities around the world since it was first unveiled in 1997,” says JCB’s Teletruk General Manager Paul Murray. “The introduction of these electric machines means that Teletruk technology can now be deployed both inside and outside the warehouse, distribution centre or factory facility to deliver the ultimate in materials handling versatility.” The new ...
JCB opens £50m German HQ

JCB opens £50m German HQ

Manufacturer
JCB chairman Lord Bamford this week officially opened new headquarters for his operations in Germany. JCB Germany, founded in 1965, is now operating from a newly-built facility on a 12 acre site in Cologne. Costing £50m, it represents one of the biggest investments in JCB’s history. The new HQ includes offices for 75 employees and a training centre for customers and dealers. It is three times the size of JCB Germany’s former facility. Lord Bamford unveiled a plaque to mark the opening during a dealer conference at JCB Germany attended by 50 dealers from around the world. He said: “Europe has been a very significant market for JCB since the 1950s and this facility is a great example of our investment in future growth. JCB has operated in Germany for more than 50 years and it...
Quiet equipment ‘essential for good local relations’, says JCB boss

Quiet equipment ‘essential for good local relations’, says JCB boss

General
If urban warehouse operators want to avoid costly legal disputes and be seen as good neighbours careful consideration must be given to the design of the facility and the mix of material handling equipment that operates outside and in, claims Paul Murray, JCB’s Teletruk General Manager. “Given that logistics hubs may need to operate 24 hours a day, it is essential that every effort is made to ensure that materials handling equipment in use within any urban warehouse is as quiet as possible,” he says. “Site managers must also ensure that they are using the cleanest machinery available and be certain that it complies with the minimum emission standard requirement for the area in which they operate – especially in higher density environments.” Two of the most common causes of fri...
JCB pays bumper £75m dividend to Bamford owners

JCB pays bumper £75m dividend to Bamford owners

Business
JCB has paid a bumper £75m dividend after the diggers and dumper trucks company controlled by the Bamford family achieved record financial results. The pay-out for 2018 by the UK-based manufacturer was shown in filings to Companies House by the group’s main holding entity JCB Service and compares with a £60m dividend in 2017. JCB Service is owned by a Dutch parent company which is ultimately controlled by “Bamford family interests”. Lord Anthony Bamford, whose father founded JCB in Staffordshire in the 1940s, is chairman of the company and a prominent supporter of Britain’s departure from the European Union. He is a backer of the ruling Conservatives, though the filings showed that JCB Service’s political donations to the party dropped by one-third to £1m in 2018. Mr Bam...
Global markets remain strong for JCB

Global markets remain strong for JCB

Business, Manufacturer
JCB set new records for turnover, machine sales and earnings in 2018 as global markets for construction equipment and agricultural machinery remained strong, the company announced today. Staffordshire-based JCB revealed that its sales turnover in 2018 rose by 22% to £4.1 billion (2017: £3.35 billion), while machine sales increased to 96,246 (2017: 75,693). Earnings on an EBITDA basis rose by 31% to £447 million (2017: £341 million). JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald said: “2018 was a very strong year for JCB during which the global construction equipment market grew by 18% to an all-time high of one million machines. JCB outpaced this growth by increasing its sales revenue by 22% last year, which was a very significant achievement. However, this growth has now stalled, with many markets softe...
JCB Teletruks contribute to low carbon power generation

JCB Teletruks contribute to low carbon power generation

General
Two JCB Teletruk 35D 4x4 telescopic industrial forklifts are providing an essential material handling solution at the UK’s largest infrastructure project. Operated by Bylor, a joint venture between French construction company Bouygues Travaux Publics and the UK construction giant Laing O’Rourke, the machines are part of a massive 2,000-strong fleet of equipment working on the Hinkley Point C construction project in Somerset. Hinkley Point C (HPC) is the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for more than 20 years. When the first reactor is commissioned in 2025, the £19.6bn facility will provide secure, low-carbon electricity for 6m homes. As part of a drive towards cleaner energy, the electricity generated by HPC’s two nuclear reactors will offset almost 600m tonnes ...
JCB’s biggest ever UK loadall order

JCB’s biggest ever UK loadall order

Manufacturer
JCB has won the biggest single order for its Loadall telescopic handlers ever placed by a UK customer. The order from Ardent Hire Solutions is part of a two-year deal worth more than £75m. Ardent has invested in a fleet of 1,100 Loadalls ranging from the compact 525-60 through to the 550-80. The company is also investing in a fleet of 3CX backhoe loaders, rough terrain forklifts and 7T Hi-Viz site dumpers, which have a low-slung chassis design and revised skip to give improved front visibility. Group managing director global major accounts Yvette Henshall-Bell said: “We are delighted to secure this major order from one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies.  It shows great confidence in JCB machinery and also in the wider construction sector which Ardent’s plant hire bus...
Morris Leslie places £36m telehandler order

Morris Leslie places £36m telehandler order

News
Morris Leslie Plant Hire has placed a £36m order for more than 500 Loadall telehandlers with dealer Scot JCB. JCB said that it was the biggest ever single order for telehandlers that it had ever taken. The 555 Loadalls to be delivered range from the compact six-metre 525-60 up to the 20-metre 540-200. The machines will be built at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire. Morris Leslie managing director Graham Ogilvie said: “As the construction market continues to develop, Morris Leslie is experiencing excellent company growth. These JCB Loadalls ensure our customers get the best of all worlds – high performing machines with excellent telematic reporting and a great nationwide dealer support network. The sales, service and advice from Scot JCB has also been second ...
The Hydraload 555 – JCB’s first rotating tele handler

The Hydraload 555 – JCB’s first rotating tele handler

Innovation, Manufacturer
JCB, the world’s number one telehandler manufacturer, is extending its portfolio, with the launch of a totally new Hydraload rotating telescopic handler. Recognising the growth in popularity of rotating machines with heavier lift capacities across Europe, the company will initially launch the Hydraload 555-210R, offering a maximum lift capacity of 5.5 tonnes and a maximum working height of 20.5m. Features will include: Highly versatile rotating telescopic handler offering 20.5m lift height Maximum lift capacity of 5.5 tonnes Rapid set-up time boosting productivity All-round visibility improving site safety Wide range of options including winches and aerial work platforms   With more than 40 years of expertise in the telescopic handler design and manufa...
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