MIDLANDS JCB has bought three depots owned by Gunn JCB - including one in Hereford.

The change in ownership is a crucial step in JCB's growth in the region, which is set to attract considerable investment in the future.

The new dealership, which will be under the ownership of former JCB employees David Hill (managing director and Alistair Reekie (sales director), will operate from JCB's premises in Twyford Road in Hereford, Stoke-on-Trent and Smethwick.

The latter will become the new headquarters of Midlands JCB.


"We are thrilled to begin operations as Midlands JCB and build on the great work of Gunn JCB, while focusing on new growth opportunities in this very important region," said Mr Hill.

"We look forward to working with new and existing customers to provide exceptional products and service, focusing on outstanding local support.”

Hereford Times: From left: Alistair Reekie, Steve Smith and David Hill from Midlands JCBFrom left: Alistair Reekie, Steve Smith and David Hill from Midlands JCB (Image: Midlands JCB)

Customers can continue to access parts, and book service and support from each depot.

All existing Gunn JCB staff from the three depots have been transferred to Midlands JCB, and new team members have joined to strengthen the team. The company says it is committed to expanding its workforce with local hires to meet the increasing demands of the industry.

"We want to assure our customers that this change will not affect the quality of service they receive from their local JCB dealer, who will continue to receive exceptional service from our team," added Mr Reekie.


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