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Mather + Stuart Power Solutions, the power generation division of leading equipment rental firm A-Plant, has placed an order with Greenshields JCB for124 rental specification generators, to meet the demands of its rapid fleet expansion. In a deal worth £4.5 million, the company will take JCB G150RS models, the G200RS and the G250RS. The deal also includes the larger G300RS and the G500RS model.

The order is part of an on-going, long-term supply partnership between the two companies, providing a wide range of power outputs in line with Mather + Stuart’s dynamic growth plans.

“Following our acquisition by A-Plant in 2016, we have experienced a period of rapid growth, opening nine new service centres and tripling the size of our fleet from 650 generators in January 2016, to over 2,000 in August 2018,” says Gary Orton, Director of Mather + Stuart.

“To support our expansion plans and keep up with customer demand, it is vital that we continually update our fleet. JCB’s extensive range, including the larger rental outputs, provides us with the ideal solution to fit many of our customer requirements.”

All of the generators are from JCB Power Products’ rental-specific RS series. They are powered by efficient, reliable Stage IIIA diesel engines and equipped with bund alarms and DSE 8610 synchronising control panels. All of the RS series generators come as standard with the JCB LiveLink for Power telematics system, providing a total fleet management solution for the rental company. The system monitors fuel use, operating times, coolant temperatures, light loading, phase imbalance and many other operating parameters, allowing fleet and depot managers to maximise utilisation and availability.

The deal is part of an on-going relationship between JCB and A-Plant, which ordered more than £55 million of machinery from the manufacturer last year. Indeed, over the past three years, the hire giant has placed more than £140 million of orders with JCB.

“This marks our third year of supplying generators to Mather + Stuart, who have gone from strength to strength,” says Tom Greenshields, of Greenshields JCB. “We are happy to be part of their plans to bring innovative solutions to the power hire market.”

“Customers tell us that their number one priority is reliability, closely followed by availability and quality, so it is vital that we continue to meet these key requirements,” says A-Plant Marketing Director Asif Latief.

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