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BRIGGS EQUIPMENT UK LTD ACQUIRES ASSETS AND FACILITIES OF BARLOWORLD HANDLING UK

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BRIGGS EQUIPMENT UK LTD ACQUIRES ASSETS AND FACILITIES OF BARLOWORLD HANDLING UK

September 27
15:10 2012

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Richard Close, CEO of Briggs Equipment UK Ltd
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Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, a leading materials handling specialist, has today announced the acquisition of Barloworld Handling UK assets.

Briggs is now the exclusive UK dealer for Hyster products and takes responsibility for sales and service of both the Hyster and Yale brand of lift trucks in the UK.

Demonstrating Briggs’ clear commitment to growth, this acquisition positions the company with the largest, multi-skilled mobile engineering workforce in the UK.

Richard Close, CEO for Briggs Equipment UK, said: “We are excited to have the addition of the Hyster brand which will expand our footprint and product offering in the UK. This strategic growth brings more opportunities for our employees and an enhanced service to our customers, with greater product solutions and quicker response times.”

Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, a Sammons Enterprises Inc. company, is a subsidiary of Briggs International. Briggs International has dealerships of Yale and Hyster products across the southern United States and in Mexico. Both Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation are operating divisions of NACCO Materials Handling Group.

“Today’s announcement builds on our recent USA acquisition and we are delighted to expand our customer solutions through a more diversified portfolio.” said Dave Bratton, CEO of Sammons Enterprises Inc.

Ralf Mock MD EMEA NACCO Materials Handling Group added: “The addition of the Hyster brand combined with Briggs’ sales, service and materials handling expertise will undoubtedly deliver unrivalled service excellence with award winning products, delivered by passionate industry experts.”

Continued Richard: “This is really positive news. The Yale and Hyster brands will remain, with growth and investment across both brands and we are looking forward to the prospect of expanding our coverage and service offering for the benefit of customers and staff alike. Our vision is to transform the materials handling industry through customer led solutions.”

For more information on Briggs Equipment visit www.briggsequipment.co.uk

 

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