Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of Blulift, one of the Republic of Ireland’s leading regional providers of powered access equipment.
From their site in Co. Limerick, Blulift offers full hire, sales, training and maintenance services for all varieties of specialist access equipment. The acquisition sees Briggs Equipment further strengthen its position as the UK and Ireland’s premier Asset Management and Engineering Services specialist, whilst also demonstrating an ongoing commitment to grow the scope and scale of its powered access offering.
As part of the Briggs Equipment Group, Blulift will benefit from targeted investment and support to help fulfil its potential and continue delivering an outstanding service to a diverse portfolio of customers.
Pete Jones, Briggs Equipment’s Group Managing Director, commented: “This purchase of Blulift is another significant milestone in our acquisition strategy. Throughout the acquisition process, we have been extremely impressed with the business’ positive employee culture and proven track record of long-term success. We are delighted to welcome Blulift into the Briggs family and as part of the Group we will be providing them with all the support and investment they need to thrive and reach new heights.
“The acquisition also highlights our commitment to bolstering our powered access capability within Ireland and ensuring we can continue to provide the best possible service in what is a key market for us.
John Cusack, Blulift’s Managing Director, commented: “This is a really exciting day for the Blulift business and our people. We have worked extremely hard over more than two decades to deliver outstanding service to our loyal customers and before entering into any acquisition discussions, we had to ensure that the philosophy and culture that makes Blulift unique would be preserved. With Briggs Equipment we have a parent company that is proven in delivering on their acquisition promises, delivering appropriate investment, support and guidance.
“We could not be more proud of the journey we have been on as a business to get to this point and we can’t wait for the next chapter as part of the Briggs Equipment Group.”