After the success of our last open day at our Mini Centre of Excellence (Stoke depot), we hosted our second open day this year at our West Midlands depot on Saturday 10th September from 10am until 5pm. Despite the rain, customers and their families attended our open day to view a range of our mini excavators and the new JCB Hydradig as well as enjoy our Backhoe bouncy castle and take part in competitions throughout the day.
We displayed the following mini excavators: 8008, 8014, 8018, 8026, 8030, 51R, 65R, 85Z, 100C and HTD5 Dumpster. Our salesmen: Mark Robinson, Glyn Male and Andy Groves as well as Ben Sellers from JCB Finance were on hand to give customers information about our machines, our current offers on: Diesel Up & Go and 0% Interest Hire Purchase over 3 years on selected JCB Micro, Mini and Midi Excavators and advise them with their purchases.
Our hook a duck competition tested customers’ hand eye coordination skills. Ducks were placed in a water container in the middle of two tyres. A ladel was connected to the bucket on our 8018 CTS Mini Excavator and customers had to operate the 8018 and hook a duck with the ladel. The ducks had letters on underneath them: S (small prize) pen + keyring, M (Medium sized prize) – JCB t-shirt and L (large prize) was a small machine model and hoodies. There were multiple winners throughout the day.
Another competition was our JCB painting competition. A paint brush was attached to a bucket and customers operated an 8018 CTS Mini Excavator in order to dip the paint brush into the paint pot and paint the word ‘JCB’ on paper. The winners of the best paintings won JCB hoodies. The competitions enabled customers to try out our mini excavators and discover that the new hydraulic valve block gave a smooth, precise and unbeatable ease of operation.
Classic Catering provided the delicious food which consisted of: beef burgers, chicken burgers, sausages, shish kebabs, potato salad, pasta, coleslaw and a choice of sauces. We filled up one of the buckets with cans of beer and soft drinks in ice which customers could help themselves to and goodie bags were handed out to customers which had some Gunn JCB merchandise in.
We look forward to seeing everyone again at our next open day!
The Tom White Waste open days were held in Coventry on Monday 27th June 2016 and Tuesday 28th June 2016.
The MRF and our JCB machines with Ulrich Attachments were shown in action and stationery.
Our machines that were on display were: two 437WM HT Loading Shovels, one TLT35D 4×4 Teletruk, one JS20MH Materials Handler and one 560-80WM Loadall.
Customers were able to walk round them and view how our JCB machines assisted in aiding the MRF (materials recycling facility – a waste recycling system) to sift and segregate up to 104,000tpa of C&I waste.
Tom White Waste’s MRF pictured above
Ian White, Managing Director of Tom White Waste Limited said: “Since I joined TWW back in 1988, then I have always used a variety of JCB products. Their reliability and durability has always been exemplary. Gunn JCB has always offered me great service backup, support and sales. Our latest purchases from Gunn JCB strengthen that bond and also strengthens our company brand through quality equipment. It’s always been a pleasure to work with them and long may it continue!”.
Tom White Waste Limited was formed in 1981 when Tom White struggled to get a professional waste service for his existing motor salvage company. Since then, Tom’s sons, Ian & Paul White joined the company in 1988 as things expanded and they continue now as Joint Managing Directors. This latest development is part of a £10m programme that will bring a huge increase in processing capacity to Tom White Waste, thus to better serve their existing and new customers.
We are happy to announce that our Spring/Summer 2016 edition of our magazine, Gunn Shot is out now! We have included a selection of articles, from new machines that JCB have launched to new employees joining Gunn JCB. You can collect a copy of Gunn Shot from your nearest Gunn JCB depot or alternatively, you can view it by either clicking on this link: Spring/Summer 2016 Gunn Shot Magazine or clicking on the picture of our Gunn Shot magazine below. We hope you enjoy reading it!
Waste ’16 – The Waste and Skip Trade Exhibition was held on Thursday 9th June 2016 at AJ Bell Stadium in Salford. Over 80 stands exhibited at the show and we shared our stand with Ulrich Attachments who supply us with our high quality buckets. We displayed our 437HT Wheel Loader which Arnold Plant Hire have recently purchased, as well as our 560-80 Loadall.
We look forward to seeing you again at Waste ’17 next year!