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Briggs acquires Northern Forklift

Briggs Equipment has acquired material handling distributor Northern Forklift (Scotland).

Northern Forklift is the exclusive Still distributor in Scotland, and also an official JLG aerial lift dealer. It has been particularly successful in the provision of forklifts and other material handling equipment to the food and drink sector in Scotland. Under Briggs ownership Northern Forklift will now also offer the Hyster and Yale product ranges.
Northern Forklift becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs, but will continue to trade under its own name and with all current operational contacts remaining the same.

Briggs Equipment managing director Peter Jones said: “Northern Forklift is a valuable addition to the Briggs group, bringing a wealth of knowledge and engineering skill. In addition, this will add depth to our already broad customer portfolio, drawing on Northern Forklift’s relationships with some of Scotland’s biggest brands. I am really pleased to be able to welcome the employees and customers of Northern Forklift in Scotland to the Briggs group.”

Northern Forklift’s managing director Andy Sirel added: “There is an obvious fit between the two companies in Scotland in terms of our collective customers and employees which going forward will benefit all stakeholders. Briggs Equipment are determined to be the leading materials handling provider in Scotland, so this is an exciting time to join the Briggs group. They already have the necessary foundations in place, so as we work together to deliver best practice on asset management and engineering services across Scotland and build on already well established customer relationships, I have no doubt that we can achieve that goal.”