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Staffordshire firm JCB announces £14m machines order

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Image caption JCB's new Eco backhoe loader is part of the fleet of £14m worth of machines ordered by Hewden

JCB says plant hire firm Hewden has placed a £14m order for hundreds of new machines.

The mechanical engineering company in Staffordshire added the deal involving the Greater Manchester firm was one of the biggest single deals landed by JCB.

The products will be made at sites in Rocester, Cheadle and Uttoxeter.

JCB said that to sign a deal of this magnitude with a firm "of such standing as Hewden" was a fantastic way to start the year.

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