I am pleased to inform you of a new JCB dealer that is due to begin operations from 28th April, 2023. This new company, Midlands JCB, will acquire the three depots currently owned by Gunn JCB in Smethwick, Stoke-on-Trent and Hereford. This new business will become the main JCB Construction dealer for the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The new business will operate under the ownership and management of David Hill (MD) and Alistair Reekie (Sales Director). All existing Gunn JCB staff from these three depots will transfer to Midlands JCB, and the business will continue to operate from the existing premises. All our customers will continue to receive first class sales and after sales support for their JCB machinery from a dedicated, local JCB dealer. This change is an important step in the continued growth of JCB in a region that is set for considerable investment.
Furthermore, it will enable Gunn JCB, through its remaining six depots, to focus its operations in the North West of England, North Wales and the Isle of Man and continue to meet the growing needs of our customers in this area.
David Hill, MD Midlands JCB, commented, “This new business will build on the great work of Gunn JCB whilst allowing us to further focus on new opportunities in this very important growth region”.
Paul Hartshorn, MD Gunn JCB, said, “We thank all our customers for their much-valued business and know that they will continue to receive great support from Midlands JCB.”
For our customers who are in the area covered by the new dealer, you will shortly receive further communication from Midlands JCB, and you will see the three depots have new JCB Midlands signage installed. Your contact numbers remain the same, as do the depot staff and field service engineers, who will all continue to support your machines.
Midlands JCB and Gunn JCB look forward to working with all of our customers as we invest in our businesses to give you the best possible support.