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Multi-million pound investment provides opportunities for Briggs Equipment

Follow @SamJermy and @SupplyChainD on Twitter.Briggs Equipment is investing a further £2million in its short-term hire (STH) business as part of i...

|Mar 6|magazine4 min read

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Briggs Equipment is investing a further £2million in its short-term hire (STH) business as part of its strategy to be the UK's leading independent specialist in short-term materials handling solutions.

The company is enhancing its STH fleet with large capacity trucks while also expanding its specialist equipment range. This year, the firm will increase the number of container handlers and reach stackers available on contracts ranging from a single day up to 12 months and will add more JCB telehandlers, JLG boom and scissor lifts and JLG stock pickers. 

National Rental Manager Allan Parsons said: "Despite improvements in the economy, logistics businesses can still be wary on purchasing new equipment, often looking for one or two-year rentals. This is opening up some interesting new opportunities for short-term hire."

Briggs Equipment is discovering a distinct change in the STH market, as flexible, customer centric solutions are increasingly becoming the norm. The strength of the company's offering lies in its diverse product portfolio backed by quality servicing, flexible contracts and a fast response - typically, STH machines can be on-site with the customer within 24 hours of an order being placed. 

Allan Parsons adds: "Operating as a ‘one stop' resource is opening up new market opportunities for us, too.  Our ability to supply large capacity machines supports our port Customers and we're also making significant inroads into the event management sector.”

Since 2010 Briggs has invested around £52.5million to build its STR capability. For more information, please visit the Briggs Equipment website.