With an eye to build the JCB Teletruk market in Australia, JCB’s Export Development Manager for Teletruk, Simon Cubitt, is currently spending eight weeks travelling the country, immersing himself in Australian industries. 

Simon has travelled from the global JCB headquarters in Staffordshire, England and is spending his time with JCB CEA customers, dealers and various industry bodies. He has been working with the Teletruk for over a decade.

“Our main goal with this visit is to increase awareness,” he said.

“The Teletruk is unique to the JCB brand, and because it’s relatively new to Australia and still unknown to many potential customers, the market opportunity is huge,” he said. 

“With involvement in infrastructure and construction projects, large scale industries such as ports, mining, building materials and niche markets like waste, recycling, tunnelling, agriculture, and even the wine industry, the potential in the Australian market is great.”

“We’re seeing a shift in focus across a number of Australian industries who are now looking to do things differently and increase their efficiency in operations with innovative new equipment. The JCB Teletruk provides an excellent value proposition and lower lifetime costs.”

“The JCB Teletruk’s ability to load vehicles from one side reduces traveling distance and loading space, which lends itself to faster loading times and safer handling than the traditional forklift truck.

“The versatility of the Teletruk provides improved handling capabilities over conventional materials handling equipment and it can potentially do the work of two or three machines.” 

The Teletruk is capable of changing from one attachment to another without leaving the cab, enabling a customer to switch from a fork to a bucket quickly and easily.

With work still to be done to improve awareness of the JCB Teletruk in the Australian market the recent product developments introduced by the UK will help.

These developments include Tier4 Final compliance meaning ultra-low emission levels and reduced fuel consumption, the addition of JCB’s unique telematics system, LiveLink, and an improved standard warranty from JCB, which delivers two years or 3,000 hours (whichever comes first), and support from the extensive network of JCB Construction Equipment Australia.