Dutch plant-hire firm, Boels Rental, is buying more than 300 JCB machines in a deal worth more than £11million. It means that Boels now run a fleet of more than 1,000 JCB machines.
JCB CEO, Graeme Macdonald, said: “We are delighted to have secured such a significant order from one of Europe’s most important rental companies. This is the third year in succession that JCB has won this major business from Boels which speaks volumes for the superior quality, performance and efficiency of JCB’s machines.”
The deal includes a range of micro and mini-excavators, telescopic handlers and rough-terrain forklift trucks.
The Boels business, based in the Maastricht region, started in 1977 as a small tool rental enterprise run from a garage.
It now has more than 300 outlets and operates from more than 1,800 rental locations in hardware stores in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia and Poland. The company employs more than 2,300 people.