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Briggs Equipment bolsters hire fleet with £10 million investment

Published 20th March, 2018 by Neil Nixon

Briggs Equipment bolsters hire fleet with £10 million investment

Having previously invested some £70 million in building its short term hire fleet capability, Briggs Equipment has recently invested an additional £10.8 million, fortifying the fleet to over 5000 units.

Steven Fogg, head of short term hire, 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.”

Some notable market trends continue to develop which Briggs is geared up to service, and as safety laws become ever more stringent, there is an increasing need to use specific equipment to do specific jobs. Fogg continued: “It is particularly important when working at any height, whether that be maintenance tasks via low level access equipment, or using medium level access platforms for handling stock at height to put the safety of employees as a priority. We have the full range of equipment suitable for whatever your manual handling needs are, whether you want to test new ways of working, bridge productivity to keep up with periods of peak demand, or complete scheduled maintenance tasks. Additionally, 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.”

Steven Fogg went on to say: “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 £10.8 million 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’.”

Next day delivery, directly from your local short term hire site, means that if you have an urgent order, critical deadline or you have a machine unexpectedly out of use, you can quickly strengthen your fleet and fill the gap within 24 hours. This is backed up by a team of over 600 engineers so should there be any unscheduled maintenance required Briggs can get you up and running again very quickly.

Photo shows: Steven Fogg, head of short term hire, Briggs Equipment.

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