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Briggs Equipment completes acquisition of Aerial Platform Hire Limited

04 February, 2022 by Tom Peace

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of Aerial Platform Hire Limited, one of Ireland’s leading powered access hire companies.

Working from two sites in Clane, Co. Kildare and Mallow, Co. Cork, Aerial Platform Hire has an established reputation for delivering high quality powered access solutions to a diverse customer portfolio. This latest acquisition will enable Briggs Equipment to further strengthen its position as the UK and Ireland’s premier Asset Management and Engineering Services specialist, whilst also demonstrating an ongoing commitment to developing its product and service offering.

As part of the acquisition and long-term strategy for the business, Briggs will be delivering ongoing investment into key areas including the equipment fleet to help meet evolving customer and market demands.

Pete Jones, Briggs Equipment’s Group Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to have completed this latest acquisition, which sees Aerial Platform Hire join our Group. Their unique combination of strong coverage throughout Ireland and an established reputation in the powered access market, will enable us to build on our existing presence within the country and expand our product offering.

“We are committed to working with businesses that share the same values and cultures as ourselves and it’s clear there is a real family atmosphere that has been at the heart of the company’s success. As with all our acquisitions we are keen to preserve that ethos whilst also providing the appropriate investment, support and guidance to help the business achieve its full potential.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved in securing the completion of this acquisition and we look forward to welcoming the Aerial Platforms team into our business, working closely with them and ensuring they have everything they need to go from strength to strength as an integral part of the Briggs Equipment Group.”

Andrew Davin, Managing Director of Aerial Platform Hire Ltd commented:

“The Davin family are very pleased to announce the change of ownership of Aerial Platform Hire Ltd which has been acquired by the Briggs Equipment Group.

“We have grown this business over 42 years and we pride ourselves on providing an excellent service to our customers through the dedication of our team and investment in quality powered access products.

“We are confident that being part of the Briggs Equipment Group will be a positive experience for our customers and staff alike as they benefit from the support and expertise of Briggs. We wish Aerial Platform Hire and Briggs every success for the future.”

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs, Aerial Platform Hire Limited will continue trading under its own name and with all current operational contacts remaining in place.