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JCB wins major order from leading plant hirer Boels Rental

Leading international rental company BOELS is investing in a fleet of 225 JCB compact excavators.

The multi million pound deal has been placed by the Netherlands-based company for a range of micro, mini and midi excavators. The order has been secured by JCB’s subsidiary JCB NV in the Netherlands. It is the largest order Boels has ever placed with JCB.

A total of 100 of the machines ordered are for the JCB 8008 micro excavator with the remainder being made up of the 8018, 8025, 8035, 8050 and 8085 models and all the machines will be manufactured at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffs.

Tim Burnhope, JCB Group Managing Director for Product Development and Commercial Operations, said: "We are delighted to win a large order from such a respected player in the European rental industry. We are winning more and more large deals for JCB’s compact excavator range which underlines the reputation the machines have for high quality and performance."

The Boels business, which is based in the Maastricht region, started in 1977 when Pierre Boels senior began a small tool rental enterprise from his garage with a single grinding machine. Today the company’s rental fleet is valued at more than €200 million and the firm has more than 215 branch offices and operates from more than 1200 rental locations in hardware stores in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Poland.

The company employs more than 1700 people. Boels is also highly successful in the rental of party and event equipment.

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