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Update from our Owner , Jonathan C Bischoff - 14th May 2020

I hope this message finds you and your families well? I am delighted to be able to write to you again with some positive news in these turbulent times.

On site, we have taken every measure to ensure the health and wellbeing of our customers and staff by acknowledging social distancing and our showrooms are clearly marked to allow everyone to move around safely. Please click here to read more about the measures we have in place.

Aftersales:

Earlier this month, we opened two more sites for Servicing, MOT, repair and maintenance work. JCB Volkswagen Medway and JCB Kia Rainham. This has allowed us to un-furlough over 45 staff members due to the overwhelming number of requests we received. The rest of this month looks equally as busy as we keep the doors open for our valued customers, NHS staff and Key Workers.

Remember, for all NHS Workers, to show our appreciation we’re giving you 30% off your final invoice so please don’t forget to bring your identification with you.

Click here to book now or call JCB Medway on 01634 378988 or JCB Rainham on 01634 235191.

Following the success of the above, I’m delighted to announce that we will be opening three more operations in Sittingbourne, Rainham and Eastbourne on the 26th May. All sites will be open from 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

- Our JCB Sittingbourne Van Centre, located on St Michael's Road in the town centre will re-open full Aftersales facilities for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Please call us on 01795 423777 or click here to book online via our website.

- Our JCB Eurovans Centre, located in Pevensey near Eastbourne will re-open full Aftersales facilities also for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Please call us on 01323 767626 or click here to book online via our website.

- Our JCB site in Rainham, located at 110 High Street will re-open full Aftersales facilities for Citroën, Renault and Dacia vehicles. Please call us on 01634 377244 or click here to book online via our website.

In more good news, our Air-Con Purge formulation has now passed the Anti-Viral independent testing for BS: 14476:2013+A2:2019, which includes SARS-CoV-2 / Covid-19 surrogate. This was under ‘dirty’ conditions with a 5 minute Contact Time - and is therefore 99.99% effective against CoronaVirus – including the COVID-19 surrogate. We would encourage when you’re booking in your vehicle at any of our locations, you request an Air-Con Purge as well. Read more about the benefits of an Air-Con Purge here.

Sales News:

I’m also pleased to announce that the Government have confirmed that we are now able to continue with vehicle deliveries, ensuring that we follow the clear guidelines set out by Public Health England to protect both our customers and our employees. If you missed your delivery date due to lockdown then we will be making contact with you, but please do feel free to contact us on the numbers above should you wish to do so to arrange the delivery of your brand new vehicle.

PLUS – in another bid to extend our thanks and gratitude to NHS Workers, all of our New Vehicles are available to you at Cost Price, which could save you thousands. Click here to read more.

We also continue to support customers who wish to purchase vehicles, by offering a Buy Online option on our website. This is live and will allow you to obtain a part exchange valuation, apply for finance and have your car delivered, all without having to leave your home. You can also take advantage of our Click n Collect service when buying new or used vehicles - just ask for more details.

And finally, it has been confirmed by the DVLA that our customers will be allowed to take unaccompanied test drives using our trade plates. Those of us dealers who hold official trade plates – and are properly insured – will be allowed to let you, potential buyers out in our cars without having to send a salesman or dealer representative with you. Maybe at this time you’d rather not visit our dealerships? Then why not make the most of our JCB Concierge service bringing the test drive to your door. If this is of interest to you then please read more here.

That just leaves me to say once again, take care and stay safe, and as ever, we will keep you updated with other business news as and when we have it.

Kind regards

Jonathan Bischoff
JCB Group Managing Director

All offers have now expired - 1st June 2020