JCB has won a massive order for more than 1,000 of its backhoe loaders in a deal which is designed to transform the rural economy of Brazil.
Brazil’s Ministry of Agrarian Development has signed a tender for the JCB backhoes worth more than £40m. The landmark order for the 3C machines comes as the company marks 60 years of backhoe loader production.
The 1,000 machines will be delivered throughout 2013 and put straight to work improving rural roads to ensure food produced for sale gets to market much quicker.
The machines will be manufactured at JCB’s new $100m (£67m) factory in Sao Paulo, opened last September by prime minister David Cameron. The deal will also bring benefits to JCB’s UK factories as transmissions and axles will be supplied by JCB Transmissions in Wrexham and 12,000 hydraulic cylinders by JCB’s world HQ at Rocester. Read More…
Earlier this year we highlighted the opportunity of selling and exporting machinery and equipment to South America, primarily Brazil. Many loyal readers contacted the sales team asking for more information on this hot topic, and whilst we are still compiling a definitive report, below is an insight into what we have ascertained to date.
For those wishing to sell machinery and construction equipment to Latin-American countries, the market is shrouded in some mystery as to what is acceptable and what is not, plus there are a number of market rumours about how to trade within the sector. Some say import restrictions are open to interpretation and certain criteria exists, however, from what Resale Weekly has ascertained the protocol says: Machines and models not available or manufactured in South America can be imported; Machinery used in the mining industry can be imported into South America; Machinery may be manufactured in the country or region, with global business partners, exemplified by JCB establishing its large assembly plant in Brazil.
The South American economy is extremely buoyant with international trade figures for 2011 showing Brazil achieving +5.1% sustained growth, coming a strong second behind Asia at +7.1%. The Middle East & Africa achieved +3.5%; South America +3.2%; Eastern Europe +2.5%; North America +2.0%; and Western Europe -0.5%. This strong Brazilian growth has helped it become the World’s sixth largest economy by nominal GDP and it’s widely expected to rise to fifth position in that table by the end of 2012.
Brazil is also one of the Worlds fastest growing markets for construction equipment, with 15% current annual projected growth. Large scale infrastructure projects underway include the construction of 5000 km of highways, while significant residential projects and various major sporting events (FIFA World Cup 2014 and Olympic Games 2016) coming to the country over the next few years are only going to add to this. Read More…
Since the very first INTERMAT show in 1988, Resale Weekly has attended every event, without fail and INTERMAT 2012 will be no exception. This international exhibition of equipment, machinery and construction materials is seen as the key event for the industry. Held once every three years INTERMAT 2012 is sure to be a firm favourite on this year’s events calendar for all buyers and sellers of machinery around the globe. With over 200,000 international visitors expected and over 1,500 exhibitions in one place, this is THE EVENT to attend this year.
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Gloucestershire plant hirer Rocket Rentals has heaped praise on JCB’s 515-40 compact Loadall after taking delivery of some of the first of the new machines to be sold in the UK from Holt JCB.
The six-machine order from Rocket Rentals marks one of the first orders of the new model – which is the smallest Loadall telescopic handler model ever produced by JCB . The Dursley-based firm has already taken delivery of two machines, with a further four to follow. Each is specified with air-conditioning and licensed for road use.
One has gone straight out on hire to Devizes–based construction firm Gaiger Bros Ltd, where it is working on a school renovation project in Warminster for a three-month period. Thanks to its width of just 1.56m, the JCB’s ability to travel through a narrow pass way at the entrance to the site makes it the only individual machine could perform this specific project.
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THE UK’s first academy dedicated to engineering today welcomed its first 120 pupils – four years after the vision for the unique school was conceived.
The Year 10 students arrived for lessons at the new £22 million JCB Academy in Rocester, Staffordshire where they will study a curriculum designed to produce the engineers and business leaders of the future. Read More…
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JCB is forecast to go from strength to strength in India, driven not only by growth in backhoe sales but also the increase in sales of heavy excavators which the company began manufacturing in India in 2007.
Having recently undergone a huge expansion the world’s largest backhoe loader factory is now located in Ballabgarh, Faridabad, India. This has enabled JCB to double its existing capacity to produce 100 backhoes daily.
JCB India has an extensive range, which includes backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, tracked excavators, telehandlers, vibratory compactors, and skid steers. JCB is the fastest growing company in the Indian earthmoving and construction equipment industry.
There are many big brand names in the world of construction equipment all with their own variations of excavators, farming machinery and used trucks. Here are just a few of the biggest brands.
Over the last 80 years Caterpillar has grown to become one of the world’s largest makers of construction equipment, as well as mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. There are three principle areas of Caterpillar’s business: Engines, machinery and financial products. They have a list of over 400 products to purchase through their dealer network. Their line of vehicles range from caterpillar excavators, wheel loaders, and agricultural tractors. These are used in construction, road-building, forestry and material-handling industries.
Hitachi’s construction machinery company produces products for the construction and mining industry. They have a fairly short history in terms of construction equipment and were only set up in 1968. Their products range from Hitachi excavators, shovels, and rigid haul trucks for mining. Hitachi excavators can be found in models from 1.7 to 800 metric tons for earthmoving excavators, and similar models and quality for forestry machines as well.
JCB is a huge brand when it comes to the construction industry. Named after its founder J.C. Bamford, JCB was founded in 1945 with the first vehicle being a farm trailer made from surplus war materials. JCB is so popular in the construction industry that you’ll probably find a piece of JCB construction equipment in every corner of the world. JCB have always invested in research and development to keep their construction equipment up to date and at the cutting edge of innovation. Their products range from farming equipment such as tractors to tracked 360 degrees JCB excavators.
Construction equipment comes in all shapes and sizes but if you’re looking for top of the line quality then it is best to purchase one of the brands above. For more information on construction equipment please contact us here.