J. Murphy & Sons Ltd, one of UK’s leading engineering and construction companies, has made a multi-million pound investment to increase its fleet of Kubota machinery, enabling the business to meet the demands of delivering world class infrastructure to its clients.

The deal, which has seen Murphy’s add another 100 new Kubota mini-excavators to its fleet, is the company’s single biggest purchase of Kubota machinery in its history. The machines, supplied by independent Kubota dealer Shellplant, means Murphy now boasts a Kubota fleet of over 250 mini-excavators.

“We have worked in partnership with Shellplant and Kubota now for over 20 years, so this latest deal was a straightforward decision for us after a thorough procurement process and I am delighted to continue our long-standing partnership,” says Nick Fitzpatrick, Head of Operations at Murphy Plant.

“Aside from the fact that Kubota machines have one of the best reputations on the market for quality and reliability, our operators also trust Kubota machines to help get the job done, whatever the application.”

“In addition to this, the service support we get from Shellplant and Kubota is second to none and helped us make our decision,” says Fitzpatrick.

Kubota’s market leading range of mini-excavators – the KX and U Series – range from the 0.8-tonne category right up to 8-tonne and are designed with a host of industry leading features to maximise performance and operator comfort and safety. They also benefit from anti-theft technology as standard to increase fleet security, whilst the world-renowned Kubota engine and its components are easy to access for any maintenance and service programmes.

“Our relationship with Murphy goes back decades,” says Julian Payne at Shellplant. “They have trusted us to supply leading brands of construction equipment to them and we support that with first class aftersales support.

“All the new Kubota machines Murphy has purchased have a high specification to maximise operator efficiency, increase health and safety and exceed strict site regulations. This includes 360-degree cameras, movement sensors, green beacons and white noise alarms for example. The 8-tonne and 5-tonne models also feature the Data tag security system.”