An Ambergate plant hire company has invested £380,000 in new heavy goods vehicles to help them complete a prestigious industry contract.
J.C.Balls & Sons, which also specialises in excavation, has purchased three new HGVs as part of a deal with leading construction material supplier Aggregate Industries.
Aggregate Industries, one of the UK’s top construction materials companies, are currently resurfacing roads and footpaths in Sheffield, and are contracting out some of J.C.Balls & Sons fleet of JCBs and HGVs.
To help get the job done J.C.Balls & Sons has invested in three new Renault Kerax trucks from local Renault trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) .
Chris Balls, Partner at J.C.Balls & Sons, said: “We have been using Renault’s trucks for the past 15 years, and we have always had them from RHCV.
“We stayed with Renault as they are all well-built, robust machines - which in our industry is a must!
“The investment in the three new HGVs is part of a strategic growth plan, and we have a fourth truck fitted with a mixer arriving in March. We employ RHCV to service and repair all of our Renault trucks, and with its new Alfreton-base, we will certainly be saving on mileage to and from RHCV’s site in Nottingham that we previously used.”
J.C.Balls & Sons was established 50 years ago on the Midland Industrial Estate in Ambergate, has a staff of around 100 people and runs a plant and lorry fleet of over 40 HGVs, which mainly consists of eight-wheeled tippers and grabbers.
Mr Balls added: “J.C.Balls & Sons has been working with Aggregate Industries for over 30 years.
“The work that is being done in Sheffield is just one job in a long line of contacts we have supplied vehicles for. It’s a working relationship we hope will continue for many years to come.”
J.C.Balls & Sons is located less than 15 minutes away from RHCV’s 64,000 sq ft site in Alfreton.
Formed in 1977, RHCV has been a Renault Trucks dealer since 1986 and turnover was £17m last year.
Paul Pearson, Director at RHCV, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with J.C.Balls & Sons, especially as they celebrate their 50th year.
“Expanding our footprint with the Alfreton branch was a great decision as it has really opened up a whole new customer base to us, as well as bringing us closer to our current customers.”