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Hako + Briggs = a clean sweep

Published 20th July, 2017 by Neil Nixon

Hako + Briggs = a clean sweep

Briggs Equipment UK has further enhanced its relationship with industrial cleaning equipment manufacturer Hako Machines Ltd by being appointed as the national dealer for Hako in the UK. The combination of Hako’s broad product range with Briggs’ nationwide engineering solutions capability will create an interesting proposition.

Hako, based in Northamptonshire, produces a range of pedestrian and ride-on sweepers, scrubber driers and street sweepers capable of maintaining all kinds of floor surfaces and cleaning up wet and dry debris to help companies keep their premises clean and to comply with health and safety and environmental regulations.

Hako identified and understood the strengths of Briggs Equipment’s proposition including a three hour response time to breakdowns, 600 mobile engineers across the UK, an online fleet management portal, and an in-house financing business.

This new partnership will also enable Briggs engineers to receive overnight, in-boot parts deliveries, speeding up the reaction time for service visits.

Sylvie Giangolini, general manager of Hako Machines Ltd in the UK, said: “Briggs Equipment’s experience as an engineering services and asset management company made them the ideal partner for Hako as we looked for a way to expand the reach of our product range and offer customers a unique proposition. The way our two businesses have worked so closely together in recent years has made this an easy process to go through and an obvious choice to make - one which transforms the cleaning equipment market and puts us both in the strongest possible position.”

Peter Jones, managing director of Briggs Equipment UK, said: “The board and everyone at Briggs Equipment welcomes this appointment, which aligns perfectly with our growth strategy. We’ve proven ourselves to be a first class asset management company with an excellent record of customer service and support. Our relationship with Hako is another example of how we have developed to be more than a materials handling equipment provider. The Hako product range, technical support and appetite for growth matches our strategy perfectly and we really feel that this move puts our two companies at the forefront of the cleaning equipment market in the UK. We look forward to developing new opportunities and pooling our collective expertise to deliver an exceptional customer experience.”

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