Briggs Equipment bolsters short term hire fleet with £10m investment
05 March, 2018 by Kathryn Hyde
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.
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 are 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. Steven 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.”
“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 £10.8m 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 we can get you up and running again very quickly.
With no termination clauses, hiring in quality equipment in good condition offers businesses a cost-effective way of improving productivity while also reducing their cost base. As a result, our customers are well-placed to take on projects, cope with seasonal upturns in demand and secure emergency breakdown cover.
Briggs’ short term hire team can cater for a diverse range of materials handling needs regardless of industry sector, from warehousing to event production specialists, container handling service providers to processing operations.