Friday, July 25, 2014

Home News World's biggest JCB dealership opens

World's biggest JCB dealership opens

Industry News

Located in Exaterinburg, Russia, the dealership received a $9.6 million investment.

| September 20, 2013

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The world’s biggest JCB dealership has officially opened its doors for business after a $9.6 million (£6 million) investment designed to accelerate growth in one of the company’s most important markets.
 
Stroykomplekt (SKL) is the JCB dealer in Ekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth largest city and home to 1.3 million people. From its base, the company covers a vast area of almost 2.7 million square miles (7 million square kilometers), and in the past seven years has seen a tenfold increase in sales. SKL’s new facility covers 37,674 square feet (3,500 square meters) and has a showroom for 25 machines as well as an impressive parts and service operation.
 
The honor of officially opening the new premises fell to JCB CEO Alan Blake who described Russia as "one of the jewels in the crown of JCB’s global sales regions.”
 
“Almost one in four machines sold in Russia is made by JCB,” said Blake. “This success could not have been achieved without excellent dealers— dealers with vision, dealers who are prepared to invest and dealers with ambition. And this is what we have with Stroykomplekt.
 
“By investing £6 million in new premises, Stroykomplekt has demonstrated not only a commitment to providing excellent service support, but also great ambition to grow their business. The opening of this fantastic new building sets the standard for others to follow.”
 
JCB sold its first machine in Russia— a backhoe loader— in 1979 as part of the build-up to the Moscow Olympics. Today, the company sells a wide range of other equipment in Russia, including tracked and wheeled excavators, telescopic handlers, mini excavators, wheeled loading shovels and skid steer loaders.

Across Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), JCB has a network of 70 dealers with another six opening this year.

Top news

Ford releases 2015 F-150

Truck boasts high performance, capabillity and efficiency.

LCIS partners up with The Harvest Group

The strategic alliance combines two consulting firms.

Design with deep roots

Barnes Nursery transitioned out of its wholesale nursery and is growing its retail design/build presence, while continuing its organics initiative.

Time-tested

DeVisser Landscape Services enhanced its reputation with the proven systems of a Weed Man franchise.

Tackling tough decisions

When the economy got rough, Barnes Nursery got smart and made the hard decisions that pulled it through.