We are continuing to look to the future for our customers with a substantial purchase of new vehicle loaders as part of the ongoing investment into our logistical capabilities.
A build order for 42 JCB loaders has recently been placed in readiness for winter 2020 and we are planning to double this number to support further customer demand into 2021.
We are working closely on a build schedule with Watling JCB Limited – one of the largest JCB sole franchises in the world and specialists in construction and industrial machinery – to ensure the productivity gains and vehicle handling efficiencies are in place for that future demand.
These plans compliment Copart’s investment earlier this year in acquiring 150 new DAF and Volvo based purpose built multi-car transporters used to pick up, deliver and move vehicles across any part of the UK. All 150 of these Copart branded transporters will be on the road by autumn 2021, bringing Copart’s total owned UK wide logistics fleet to over 400.
Phil Briggs, Director of Operations Centres, Transport & Engineering said:
“As always, we are determined not to stand still. We continually strive to improve what we do for our customers, it’s in the Copart DNA, and even during these unprecedented times we are focused on ‘driving’ the business forward, and our vehicle fleet is key to that ambition.
“This significant investment in new JCB loaders will not only enable us to handle increasing volumes of vehicles as we head into our customers’ busy winter period but will also support both their and our future needs as we bring online new Operations Centres.”
Richard Barker, Sales Manager – Heavyline, Waste & Recycling at Watling JCB Ltd, added:
“It’s a real pleasure to support a highly professional operation and we maintain our commitment to Copart in the current challenging times we are all in. The recent orders from Copart are a welcome sign of a strong company investing for the long term and further strengthens our commitment to support their business.”
The new loaders, which are critical in safely moving customer vehicles, will be deployed across Copart’s 15 UK wide Operations Centres and are just one strand of Copart’s overall strategic investment plans in their operational capabilities.
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