JCB and Nixon Hire agree US$11m telescopic handler deal

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Nixon Hire has acquired a depot previously owned by Hewden in a multi-million pound deal and has purchased almost £9m (US$11m) worth of JCB telescopic handlers to go to the new site. The fleet of 160 JCB vehicles includes the 516-40 Loadall with a 4m reach and the 17m-reaching 540-170 model.

This year, JCB celebrates 40 years of telescopic handler production and sales director Dan Thompstone said, “2017 is a momentous year for JCB Loadall telescopic handlers as we mark the production anniversary of a machine which quite literally changed the materials handling market beyond recognition. We are delighted to start what is a milestone year with a fantastic order from one of our biggest UK customers.”

Nixon Hire MD Graham Nixon said, “Nixon Hire is delighted to further cement its solid partnership with JCB with this large telehandler order. We pride ourselves in offering modern, technologically advanced products from market leading brands and JCB certainly meets this criteria. Having worked together successfully for many years, we know it’s a name we can trust to deliver a quality and reliable product to our customers.”

Many of the newly purchased machines will stock the depot previously owned by the plant hire group Hewden which went into administration late last year.

“This new depot is in a prime location for Nixon Hire and falls in line with our plans for expanding our depot network further south. I can confirm that we will offer our customers products from each of our divisions to include plant, accommodation, toilet and welfare facilities,” added Nixon. 

February 17, 2017

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