JCB has secured a historic deal with Morris Leslie Plant Hire for their biggest ever telehandler order worth £36 million.
The deal for 555 Loadalls, ranging from the compact six metre 525-60 up to the 20 metre 540-200, has been placed through dealer Scot JCB.
The machines, which all feature JCB Livelink and offer unrivalled fuel consumption and emissions, will be built at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire.
Morris Leslie Plant Hire 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 to none.”
Group Managing Director Global Key Accounts, Yvette Henshall-Bell, said: “Morris Leslie is one of the fastest and largest growing companies in the plant hire industry and we are delighted that they have chosen the JCB Loadall, the world’s number one telehandler, to further expand their fleet.”
Morris Leslie Plant Hire is part of the Morris Leslie Group which was established 45 years ago in Perthshire, Scotland. The business has now grown to more than 5,000 machines, with an average age of under two-years-old.
The company’s founder and Executive Chairman Morris Leslie said: “We are delighted to have placed an order of this magnitude with JCB as our relationship continues to grow in line with the expansion of our business.