Sunbelt is investing £65 million in 2,100 new JCB machines, making it JCB's biggest ever order from a UK customer.

Sunbelt is making the purchase with the aim of expanding and renewing its fleet, as the construction industry continues to rebound. The new order will include Loadall telescopic handlers, mini and midi excavators, site dumpers, tracked excavators, rough terrain fork lifts and a grand total of 350 JCB access platforms.

Elsewhere, it's onwards and upwards for the Staffordshire company, the Sunbelt order arriving as JCB awards permanent contracts for hundreds of agency workers. The machines themselves are supplied by Greenshields JCB and are already in production.

Sunbelt Rentals is one of JCB’s largest global customers and this huge investement in new and innovative equipment demonstrates its desire to offer the the most advanced machines, featuring the latest ultra-efficient, low emissions engines. It’s the biggest ever order from a JCB customer in the UK and we are delighted to secure this business. It’s also fantastic to win a large deal for our access platforms from such a well-respected fleet customer," said JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald.

While Sunbelt CEO Andy Wright added: “Sunbelt is committed to owning the youngest and most innovative equipment in the industry and the JCB range offers fantastic quality and solutions for our customers throughout the UK. We have performed strongly throughout the pandemic and this significant order supports our determiniation to maintain and expand our market leadership position within the UK.”