On 9th June representatives from HW Martin (Plant) Ltd were given a fascinating tour and talk of JCB’s headquarters in Staffordshire. The tour, hosted by Steve Prescott from TC Harrison JCB, included the JCB museum, where the history of the company was told, including how the late Joseph Bamford began manufacturing agricultural trailers in a garage in Uttoxeter in 1945.
The innovation and growth of this great British company as well as the practical and reliable machinery it produces is why HW Martin (Plant) Ltd chooses to go back to JCB time after time through its well-established supply arrangement with TC Harrison. HW Martin (Plant) Ltd supplies and services plant and machinery to all the businesses in the Martin Group, operating in many sectors including highways, waste management, fencing and transport. The company also delivers service and maintenance contracts for many other organisations running vehicle fleets – from logistics companies to emergency services.
HW Martin (Plant) Ltd runs its own apprenticeship scheme where the next generation of technical specialists are trained in its own workshops and at technical college, all funded by the company. One of the latest intake of apprentices is Alex Gladwin; Alex was included in the visit to JCB along with Mark Faulconbridge (Operations Director), Andy Fletcher, Simon Davies and our very own Mr Bamford – Jason.