JN Bentley, PV Dobson, and Kubota: a partnership built on reliability and safety

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JN Bentley, a national civil engineering, building and MEICA contractor, which is part of the Mott MacDonald Group, is making waves in the construction and engineering industry. With an unwavering commitment to safety and quality, the company, with roots in Skipton, but now operating UK-wide, has cultivated a lasting partnership with PV Dobson and Kubota, setting a high standard for excellence in the field.
For almost two decades , JN Bentley has been a loyal client of PV Dobson, a reputable dealer of Kubota excavators. This partnership has seen JN Bentley grow into one of PV Dobson’s most significant customers, boasting a fleet of 102 Kubota excavators, ranging from 3 to 8 tonnes. The company’s impressive lineup includes 68 eight-tonne excavators,  24 five-tonne machines, and 10 compact 3-tonne machines.
What sets JN Bentley apart is its unwavering commitment to safety. George Partridge, JN Bentley’s Plant Manager, emphasised that safety is at the heart of their business. “There is nothing we care more about than making sure we all go home safe and well at the end of the working day,” Partridge stated. “This commitment is reflected in the company’s trialling of Spillard’s AI Human Detection System, including AI cameras, height and slew restrictors and also a ‘Digital Thumbs Up’ display with plant disablement feature.”
PV Dobson’s exceptional delivery times have been a vital asset to JN Bentley, particularly during the pandemic. Partridge commended PV Dobson, stating, “During the pandemic, PV Dobson were a standout supplier, delivering over 90% of excavators on time, allowing JN Bentley to continue its work with major water companies without interruption.”
With over 2,000 employees, including 100 full-time operators, JN Bentley prides itself on self-delivery, utilising its own design, construction and plant resources, a principle mirrored by PV Dobson.
Nicola Wilson, JN Bentley’s Plant Manager, stressed the importance of their partnership with PV Dobson: “Dobson is a str