Briggs Equipment pumps another £10.8m into expanding forklift hire fleet

By Simon Penfold | Business | Published:

A Cannock-based fork-lift truck company has pumped another £10.8 million into expanding its fleet of vehicles for hire.

It brings to more than £80m the amount Briggs Equipment has invested in building its short term hire fleet in recent months. It now stands at more than 5,000 pieces of equipment.

The company, which is based on Orbital Way in Cannock and employs 1,160 people, supplies Hyster and Yale fork-lift trucks and handling equipment. As well as companies around the UK it also provides equipment for the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence.

Steven Fogg, head of short term hire at Briggs Equipment, said: “The investment not only means a greater number of machines will be available, but a wider range of equipment which reinforces Briggs as the one stop shop and allows us to support the growing trend in our customers streamlining their supply chains to use us a sole supplier.

"This makes Briggs’ customers’ lives far easier, with just one delivery, one invoice and one point of contact with a fully certificated and trusted supplier.”

He added: "In a more environmentally conscious world, the steady trend away from engine powered machines had led to further investment in our electric forklift fleet which is ideal for indoor operations and warehousing.”

“Our strategic partnerships enable us to supply rough terrain forklifts and roto-telehandlers, meaning that our events industry customers can get into even the trickiest spots no matter where they are trying to set up.”

“With our customers’ needs becoming more diverse, we need to hold a broader range of equipment than ever before. This £10.8m investment means that we have the right equipment available at short notice. Alongside that we’ve also made further investments in our transport, contract management and telemetry backing up Briggs’ mission statement of ‘Keeping Business Moving.”

Simon Penfold

By Simon Penfold
Business Editor - @SPenfold_star

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