JCB North America recently opened a new $8M facility in Houston, Texas, named Monk JCB. Monk JCB joins a rapidly growing network of dealerships for the largest privately held construction equipment manufacturer in the world.
A family business to its core, Alice Bamford, daughter of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford and granddaughter of company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford (Mr. JCB), officiated the ceremony.
Providing financial support for newly formed independently owned JCB-only sales, service, and parts dealers, JCB's Sponsored Dealer program includes the investment in the facility leased to the dealer. Bryan Monk, Dealer Principal and owner of Monk JCB said, "Where else would you get this with a major manufacturer?”
The new 13,000 sq. ft. building sits on a 5-acre site and features the JCB model T-Shaped building design with a single entrance for customers to access sales, service, and parts in one place. The facility is situated on one of the busiest roads in Texas drawing almost 300,000 passing cars daily.
“The opening of Monk JCB is an important part of JCB North America’s growth strategy which includes sponsoring dealerships in key market areas,” says Richard Fox-Marrs, President & CEO of JCB North America. “In addition to Monk JCB, we also have sponsored facilities in Dallas and southern California and will continue to add dealerships in other metro areas.”
The team at Monk JCB, led by Bryan Monk, Dealer Principal, have over three decades of experience and success in the industry including doubling revenues and market share by double digits.
“We are excited to welcome the public to our new Houston showroom,” says Bryan Monk, Dealer Principal of Monk JCB. “The quality and innovation put into JCB equipment makes us a perfect fit for the needs of the Houston heavy construction equipment market. A facility like this serves to help us support our customers in even more ways.”
Also attending the ribbon cutting event were Wesley Hunt (for Congress); Jeff Nielsen, Houston Contractors Association; Dru Gutierrez, North Houston District, and other JCB dealers and Executives.
JCB is the world’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of construction, agricultural and defense equipment. At 22 plants spanning four continents—and countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, India, and Brazil—JCB manufactures a range of more than 300 products including Loadall telescopic handlers, backhoe loaders, excavators, wheel loaders, compact excavators, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, Access aerial work platforms, rough terrain forklifts, and Fastrac tractors. For more information, visit www.jcb.com