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Briggs Equipment acquires Blulift

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of Blulift, one of the Republic of Ireland’s leading regional providers of powered access equipment.



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Briggs Equipment acquires Galway Plant and Tool Hire

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of Galway Plant and Tool Hire (GPT), one of Ireland’s largest and most successful plant, commercial vehicle and tool hire specialists.



Bradfords build their carbon strategy with Briggs Equipment

Building supplies specialists Bradfords have demonstrated their commitment to reducing environmental impact by investing in a multi-site implementation of new electric forklifts.



Crendon Timber invest in electric trucks from Briggs Equipment as part of sustainability drive

Crendon Timber, specialists in the design and manufacture of engineered timber products, have taken delivery of electric Combilift-CBE Multi Directional Forklifts from Briggs Equipment.



Briggs Equipment's Customer Experience Team win industry awards

Briggs Equipment’s Customer Experience Team have picked up the coveted ‘Close the Loop’ and ‘Best in Class’ awards at the recent Account Experience Awards hosted by Customer Gauge.



Briggs Equipment acquires Access Plus and Training Plus

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of powered access equipment specialists Access Plus and its sister company, TrainingPlus, a nationwide training and skills provider.



Briggs Apprentices Connor Campbell and Martin Delaney nominated for Stars of the Future award

Two Briggs Equipment Apprentice Engineers, Connor Campbell and Martin Delaney have been nominated for a Construction Plant-Hire Association (CPA) Stars of the Future award.



Safe, reliable, and efficient - Briggs Equipment delivers new Hyster ReachStackers to Grangemouth Terminal

Briggs Equipment has successfully completed the delivery of two new Hyster ReachStackers to DB Cargo UK. The machines will be used primarily for the lifting and handling of containers and swap bodies in an exciting new project at Grangemouth.



Briggs Equipment acquires Aerial Plaform Hire Ltd

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of Aerial Platform Hire Limited, one of Ireland’s leading powered access hire companies.



Briggs Equipment celebrates carbon neutral status and commits to ongoing environmental strategy

Briggs Equipment, the UK’s premier asset management and engineering services specialist, has underlined its ongoing commitment to sustainability by becoming an officially accredited carbon neutral business.



Briggs Equipment acquires Forkway Group

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of materials handling dealer, Forkway Group (“Forkway”). Operating from three UK sites in Amersham, Dewsbury and Southampton, Forkway has supplied industrial equipment and expert engineering services to customers since 1961 with a philosophy and commitment that perfectly complements the Briggs Proposition.



Partnership working between Peel Ports and Briggs Equipment results in safety innovation at Port of Liverpool

As part of the ongoing partnership between Briggs Equipment and Peel Ports Group (PPG), a new JCB machine equipped with innovative safety technology and telemetry has recently been delivered to the Port of Liverpool.



Mental Health Charity Donation

Briggs Equipment has demonstrated its commitment to both charity and the important subjects of Mental Health and Wellbeing by making a total donation of £20,000 to four mental health charities.



Briggs Equipment’s Short Term Hire team and Arena Group help major sporting events prosper

Briggs Equipment’s fleet of short term hire equipment has been busy throughout 2021, helping some of the biggest events in the UK’s sporting calendar prosper.



Mereway Group invest in new Hyster fleet supplied by Briggs Equipment

Luxury kitchen manufacturer, Mereway Group, has taken delivery of 7 Hyster forklift trucks at their Birmingham warehouse hub.



Fully customised fleet ticks every box for Pentagon Freight

Pentagon Freight has taken delivery of four new Hyster forklift trucks to help bolster operations at their Dartford warehouse hub.



New Hako machines help drive cleaning standards at Power Towers

Earlier this year, Briggs Equipment completed the delivery of three new Hako machines to Power Towers’ Leicester hub. The new fleet features machines from the Sweepmaster and Scrubmaster product ranges in ride-on and pedestrian operated configurations.



Briggs Insight | How we're using our flexible finance platform to support businesses through the pandemic and beyond

The financial implications of multiple lockdowns and restrictions continue to be felt and the full scale of the damage probably won’t be fully clear for years to come. To help manage these impacts, companies have started to think closely about financial commitments and arrangements across all areas of their business.



Briggs Equipment acquires JB Plant Hire

Briggs Equipment is delighted to announce that it has completed the acquisition of JB Plant Hire, one of Northern Ireland’s leading plant hire companies.



Briggs Equipment acquires Laois Hire Services and Balloo Hire Limited

Briggs Equipment is delighted to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Laois Hire Services Limited, one of the Republic of Ireland’s leading plant hire companies and has also completed the purchase of the Dublin-based business Balloo Hire Limited, whose operation in the north of Ireland is already part of the Briggs Group.



Briggs Equipment delivers new Liebherr Crawler Crane to Peel Ports

A new Liebherr Crawler Crane has been delivered to The Port of Liverpool as part of the ongoing partnership between Briggs Equipment and Peel Ports Group (PPG).



Qualitas Asset Compliance launches as provider of Statutory Inspections & Thorough Examinations

Qualitas Asset Compliance has launched as an independent provider of Thorough Examinations. Qualitas specialises in the provision of Thorough Examinations (LOLER & PUWER) for industrial and commercial companies.



Briggs Equipment and Abbey Attachments help deliver safety gains and award for Howdens

Following the successful implementation of their ‘Safe to Trade’ campaign, Howdens have won the 2020 Technology Risk Management Initiative award from the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).



Briggs Equipment delivers new JCB machines to The Port of Liverpool

The Port of Liverpool has taken first delivery of two new cutting edge shovel loaders which will replace an existing fleet of machines at the Animal Food Stuffs (AFS) warehouse. The new JCB 457 loading shovels are the latest JCB built machines from Briggs Equipment and include cutting edge machine technology.



Briggs Equipment acquires Gwynedd Forklifts

Briggs Equipment is delighted to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Gwynedd Forklifts, a leading independent materials handling equipment distributor across North Wales and Shropshire.



Briggs Equipment to supply 75 new lifting and handling machines for G&W UK’s container terminals

Freightliner and Pentalver, subsidiaries of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), have made a significant investment in 75 new lifting and handling machines from the Briggs Equipment Big Trucks product offering.



Dedicated Briggs team demonstrate VNA skill and expertise

Modern businesses are constantly on the lookout for potential opportunities to maximise their operational efficiency, with the warehouse environment increasingly being targeted as a key area for improvement.



Briggs short term hire investment

Briggs Equipment has further highlighted its commitment to providing quality short term hire solutions for customers across the country with a new £6.1m investment into its fleet.



Briggs Equipment at IMHX 2019

Briggs Equipment brings extensive engineering services, high-performance equipment and asset management solutions to IMHX this year, demonstrating how it keeps industry moving.



Balloo Hire Centres acquires Highway Plant

Balloo Hire Centres has acquired the trade and assets of Highway Plant Co Ltd, one of Northern Ireland’s leading specialist powered access businesses.



Briggs Equipment acquires Balloo Hire Centre Ltd

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of Balloo Hire Centre Ltd, one of Northern Ireland’s largest tool and plant hire businesses, a move that represents the latest milestone in a programme of growth that seeks to build on the core strengths of the asset management and engineering services specialist.



Briggs Equipment announces sponsorship of Smiths Racing BMW for 2019 British Superbikes Season

Briggs Equipment have announced their new sponsorship deal with Smiths Racing BMW for the coming British Superbikes Championship season.



Briggs Equipment acquires Hiremech Ltd

As part of its growth strategy, Briggs Equipment has acquired Hiremech Ltd, enhancing its coverage and strengthening its presence in London and the South East.



Briggs Equipment smashes their annual fundraising goal of £20,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK within the first few months of partnership

Cannock based Briggs Equipment are renowned for their fundraising activities, and have supported a number of charities over recent years including The Teenage Cancer Trust, Newlife and now Alzheimer’s Research UK. Alzheimer’s Research UK is Briggs’ official charity partner for 2018-2019 and was voted for by staff. The partnership began in June, and by November staff had already smashed through the original £20,000 goal.



Yorkshire Water Services keeps cleanliness at the heart of the business with Briggs and Hako

Yorkshire Water Services provide clean water and sanitation every day for over five million people in the East Midlands, and have a number of sites throughout the whole of Yorkshire. Yorkshire Water Services became a Briggs customer over two years ago and since the relationship began Briggs have worked very closely with them and supplied them with a number of machines across eight sites.



Record-breaking Briggs-sponsored charity drive nets £140,000 for SSAFA

Driving through 10 countries in 10 days is no mean feat, especially during this summer’s heatwave, so Briggs Defence was delighted to support Rally for Heroes and raise almost £140,000 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.



Briggs Equipment UK handed RoSPA Silver Award for health and safety practices

Briggs Equipment UK has been handed a prestigious RoSPA Silver Health and Safety award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff get home safely at the end of the working day.



Briggs Equipment provides support for A.C. Roof Trusses

Privately owned family company A.C. Roof Trusses offer the complete package for building construction; timber frame, posi-joists and roof trusses. They design and manufacture all engineered timber products from their site in Mid-Wales which is where they have taken one UTILEV forklift truck and two Bulmor side loaders from Briggs.



Briggs Announces Alzheimer's Research UK as New Charity of the Year

Having raised £60,000 for Newlife The Charity for Disabled Children in 2017/18, Briggs Equipment UK have just launched their new charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK. The partnership will last 12 months and the fundraising goal for staff is £20,000.



New carriers set to sea equipped with kit

Following the completion of post-handover engineering activities, the Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, will embark on front line operations equipped with specially modified materials handling equipment supplied by Briggs Defence.



Briggs Equipment raises £60,000 for Newlife

This year has been a record breaking year for staff fundraising at Cannock based Briggs Equipment with employees raising almost £30,000 for Newlife, the charity that donates specialist equipment to support disabled and terminally ill children across the UK. Briggs matches the funds raised by employees so the total donated to Newlife was £60,000.



Briggs Defence gears up for Rally for Heroes 2018

After sponsoring a team in Rally for Heroes back in 2016, Briggs Defence has stepped up its support for the charity fundraiser and is a main sponsor of this year’s event, which is aiming to bring in £150,000 for SSAFA.



Briggs Equipment bolsters short term hire fleet with £10m investment

Having previously invested some £70 million in building their short term hire fleet capability, Briggs Equipment have recently invested an additional £10.8 million, fortifying the fleet to over 5,000 units.



Briggs provides the ingredients for success for global food giant Greencore

Leading international food manufacturer Greencore has drawn on the diverse MHE offerings of Briggs Equipment to help drive cost efficiencies and to provide a unique customer service at its Food to Go facility in Northampton.



Malcolm Logistics get a clean sweep with Briggs’ supplied fleet

Originating as a family-owned business in the 1920’s, The Malcolm Group has become one of the leading providers of logistics, construction and maintenance services in the UK. Since appointing Briggs Equipment UK as its preferred supplier of materials handling equipment as part of an extensive materials handling capability review, Briggs has supplied over 137 pieces of new equipment across a range of sites including a number of sites that they manage on behalf of their customers.



XL Joinery go green at their fantastic new site with Briggs Equipment UK

XL Joinery is an ISO accredited market leading supplier of timber doors and associated joinery products who have recently taken nine new Hyster trucks on a long term contract from Briggs Equipment, boosting both efficiency and safety, whilst reducing the sites environmental impact. The Company have been trading for over 25 years and now have a staff of over 80 personnel, all playing their part to help distribute over half a million products each year.



Briggs Defence celebrates 20 years of ‘Yellow Fleet’

Briggs Defence has been providing global equipment supply and support to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for 20 years and is planning to commemorate the milestone with a special celebration in January 2018.



Briggs Equipment’s 20 year relationship with Cummins culminates in supplier innovation award

Since Briggs Equipment supplied just 15 Hyster machines for Cummins’ Darlington Engine Plant in 1998, the relationship has grown. Today, Cummins Briggs’ stands at almost 600 machines across 12 sites, and Briggs has worked closely with Cummins to help improve efficiency and safety. As a result, Briggs was recently recognised for supplier innovation for their material handling solutions at Cummins Europe, Middle East and Africa Supplier Awards.



Briggs Equipment UK provides flexibility for RAMCO

RAMCO Tubular Services, the major player in tubular management services, recently took delivery of a fleet of Hyster high-capacity forklift trucks for its OCTG facility in Portlethen, Aberdeen. The trucks, which are supplied and serviced by Briggs Equipment, feature the latest in forklift truck technology for improved productivity, efficiency and low running costs.



Briggs Equipment achieves Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has acknowledged Briggs Equipment’s commitment to supporting the UK’s Armed Forces community with the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.



Why successful companies clean up their act

Businesses spend a lot of money to stand out. Presentation is all important and the attention to detail in maintaining a brand’s reputation commands significant investment. However, standing out for all the wrong reasons is something that also comes at a cost.



Briggs Equipment acquires Irish Lift Trucks

As part of the company’s 5 year growth strategy, Briggs Equipment is pleased to announce the acquisition of Irish Lift Trucks (ILT), part of the OHM Group in the Republic of Ireland.



Briggs Equipment supplies JCB Access range

Briggs Equipment and JCB have joined forces to help businesses whose employees are required to work at height to keep costs down while also meeting their health and safety responsibilities. JCB has launched a new range of aerial access equipment and is capitalising on its longstanding strategic partnership with Briggs to offer its machines for hire on flexible, short term contracts.



Briggs Equipment Seals £1.5 Million Contract with Bibby Distribution

Bibby Distribution has expanded its fleet in Wakefield and Corby with asset management and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment.



Briggs is Hako national dealer

Briggs Equipment UK has further enhanced its relationship with industrial cleaning equipment manufacturer Hako Machines Ltd by announcing that it has been appointed as the national dealer for Hako in the UK.