Ardent Hire has finalised a £10 million deal with JCB, for the purchase of more than 125 telehandlers to be supplied by Watling JCB.

This latest order supports the continuing strategy of refreshing and expanding the company's telehandler fleet, which is said to be the largest in the UK.

“Securing this £10 million order with JCB marks another milestone achievement for Ardent Hire,” said Ardent CFO Julian O’Neill. “These telehandlers represent the latest in innovation and reliability, aligning with our mission to deliver superior solutions to our clients. With this strategic partnership we are poised to elevate our capabilities and reinforce our position as the largest telehandler rental supplier in the UK.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Ardent Hire on this substantial order,” added Watling JCB Managing Director Richard Telfer “Our telehandlers are designed to meet the demands of modern construction and material handling operations, and we are confident that they will deliver exceptional results for Ardent Hire and its customers.”

The delivery of the new telehandlers has now commenced and will be deployed across Ardent's operations nationwide, bolstering their capacity to undertake projects of varying scales and complexities.