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Colourful forklift is collected to mark a milestone in firm’s history

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: January 23, 2014

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DIGGER firm JCB has celebrated the production of its 10,000th Teletruk forklift by producing a ‘milestone’ machine in the colours of the Union flag.

The red white and blue machine was snapped up by one of the UK’s best-known waste management companies, Biffa, which runs one of the largest fleets of JCB Teletruks in the world. The keys to the colourful machine - a TLT 35D 4 x 4 Eco - were handed over by JCB Chairman Lord Bamford to Biffa CEO, Ian Wakelin, at JCB’s World Headquarters, before it was pressed into service at Biffa’s new flagship mechanical biological treatment facility in Horsham, West Sussex.

Mr Wakelin said: “We have long recognised the advantages the JCB Teletruk’s forwards reach ability brings to our business which is why we have over 50 of these innovative machines working at our plants across the UK.

“Its ability to reach forwards and load and unload lorries from one side saves time, space and ultimately money, which is crucial in an industry as competitive as ours.

“We are delighted to have taken delivery of the unique 10,000th Teletruk.”

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