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  • Unique BE Finance Solution for Timber Business

    Briggs Equipment is supporting growth at the UK’s largest fully integrated forestry company funded by its standalone asset finance business, BE Finance.

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    June 22, 2017 | by Lynsey Bissell
  • Briggs and Bibby reinforce partnership with £1.5million contracts

    Bibby Distribution has expanded its fleet in Wakefield and Corby with asset management and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment.

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    June 19, 2017 | by Lynsey Bissell
  • Briggs Defence takes on 100km Thames Path Challenge

    A team representing Briggs Defence is preparing to tackle a new challenge this autumn after registering to take part a 100km charity walk.

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    June 08, 2017 | by Lynsey Bissell
  • Briggs Equipment appointed national dealer for Hako in UK

    Today we can announce that Briggs has become the UK national dealer for the Hako range of industrial cleaning equipment.

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    June 01, 2017 | by Lynsey Bissell
  • Briggs invests in short term hire fleet

    Briggs Equipment invests £9.5million in its dedicated short term hire fleet, reinforcing its position as a specialist supplier of materials handling equipment.

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    May 18, 2017 | by Lynsey Bissell
  • Briggs supplies Glenmorangie with Hyster forklifts

    Asset management and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment is celebrating more success in the drinks sector by securing a repeat order with Glenmorangie.

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    May 10, 2017 | by Lynsey Bissell
  • Briggs signs up to Armed Forces Covenant

    Briggs Equipment has pledged to support current and former members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

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    April 25, 2017 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment manages Scottish and Southern Energy's fleet replacement programme

    Briggs Equipment's engineering services expertise coupled with a commitment to innovation and contract support has strengthened the partnership with Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE).

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    April 10, 2017 | by David Turner
  • Williams Shipping boosts logistics and container operations with reachstacker from Briggs

    Williams Shipping has boosted its container hire business with a refurbished reachstacker and new 10 tonne Hyster forklift from Briggs Equipment.

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    April 03, 2017 | by David Turner
  • Marstons updates fleet with £700,000 Yale deal with Briggs

    The UK’s top independent pub retailing and brewing business has opted for ‘one stop’ asset management support by awarding Briggs Equipment a new contract valued at £700,000.

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    March 21, 2017 | by David Turner
  • Briggs sponsors British Superbikes for third year

    Briggs Equipment is continuing its support for British Superbikes into a third year and has renewed its sponsorship of the Royal Air Force Regular & Reserves team for 2017

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    March 15, 2017 | by David Turner
  • The safe way to work at height

    Briggs Equipment has come up with ten tips to help businesses hire the most appropriate aerial access machines, also known as Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs)

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    March 06, 2017 | by David Turner
  • Briggs signs distributor agreement with Novatech Trailers

    Briggs signs distributor agreement with Novatech Trailers

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    February 20, 2017 | by David Turner
  • Briggs at Multimodal offers unique asset management

    Briggs Equipment will be discussing its unique asset management proposition for port and freight terminal operators when it exhibits at Multimodal 2017

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    February 13, 2017 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment raises £93,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

    Briggs Equipment’s charitable work attained great heights once again in 2016, as employees pulled out all the stops to raise almost £93,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.

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    February 01, 2017 | by David Turner
  • Pentalver makes £5million investment in Briggs Equipment

    Pentalver has announced a further investment in its materials handling resources after concluding a new £5million deal with asset management and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment.

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    January 21, 2017 | by David Turner
  • Briggs donates £150,000 to UK-based charities

    In just 12 months, kind-hearted employees at Briggs Equipment have helped to raise close to £150,000 for a number of worthy causes.

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    December 14, 2016 | by David Turner
  • A decade of supporting Operation Christmas Child

    Briggs Equipment is celebrating 10 years of support for a charity initiative dedicated to spreading a little Christmas cheer to disadvantaged children around the globe.

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    December 13, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Naval bases controls forklift fleet with Hyster Tracker

    The fleet management system helps manage 80 forklifts and other trucks deployed in various roles across the Devonport Royal Dockyard

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    December 09, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Evolving partnership drives efficiencies at Travis Perkins Group

    Travis Perkins Group’s partnership with Briggs Equipment continues to evolve to support the changing needs of 2,500 branches and the Wickes operation.

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    December 07, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Accreditation proves that Briggs is serious about cyber security

    Asset management and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment is strengthening its credentials after gaining an essential cybersecurity certification

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    November 22, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs makes Swift delivery to caravan manufacturer

    Briggs Equipment has helped the country’s leading manufacturer of touring caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes improve its materials handling capabilities by updating its equipment fleet.

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    November 10, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Freightliner chooses Hyster reachstackers from Briggs

    Freightliner is boosting operational efficiencies across its 13 inland rail sites with a new fleet of 10 Hyster reachstackers, supplied and maintained by Briggs Equipment.

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    October 31, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs celebrates 10th anniversary with Family Fun Day

    Employees of Briggs Equipment and their families took time out to celebrate the company’s 10th birthday whilst raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

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    October 20, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs offers advice on rising to the seasonal challenge

    Briggs Equipment is drawing on many years’ experience in helping customers meet the increasing demands of the festive season without incurring unnecessary costs.

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    October 05, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Defence supports military at DVD2016

    Briggs Defence welcomed two special guests to its stand at military procurement event DVD2016

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    September 22, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Customer experience key to future sustainability

    Briggs Equipment is addressing the issue of long-term business sustainability by adopting a bold new approach to Customer Relationship Management.

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    September 21, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Malcolm Logistics names Briggs preferred supplier

    Logistics specialist Malcolm Logistics has appointed Briggs Equipment as its preferred supplier of materials handling equipment, with a major new £3million contract.

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    September 20, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs approach to asset management boots turnover

    Investment in its engineering services and asset management capabilities helped to boost Briggs Equipment’s turnover (year to 31 December 2015) by £10 million to £178.9 million while operating profit climbed to £11.1 million.

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    September 19, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs launches asset finance division

    IMHX 2016 marked the official launch of BE Finance, Briggs Equipment’s asset finance division, which provides tailored funding to support customers’ growth ambitions.

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    September 19, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs is key sponsor of North East Automotive Expo

    Materials handling and asset management specialist Briggs Equipment is reinforcing its credentials in the automotive sector as a major sponsor of this year’s North East Automotive Expo.

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    September 05, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Rally for Heroes charity drive

    A team supported by Briggs Defence has helped to raise £120,000 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, after taking part in a 3,000 mile charity drive across Europe.

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    August 25, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs is an approved supplier to the events industry

    Briggs Equipment has reinforced its position as a major provider to the events management sector by joining ESSA, the Event Supplier & Services Association.

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    August 15, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs forges new contract with specialist metal manufacturer

    Briggs Equipment is helping the UK’s largest specialist manufacturer of zinc alloys to improve its environmental performance by switching its materials handling fleet from diesel to electric.

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    August 03, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Defence conveys capability at DVD2016

    Briggs Defence will be showcasing its mechanical handling products and engineering services for the MoD at the DVD2016 event at Millbrook on September 7th and 8th.

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    July 28, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs backs UK industry at IMHX 2016

    Briggs Equipment will be at the UK’s premier intralogistics show, IMHX 2016, with two stands showcasing its unique engineering and equipment capabilities.

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    July 14, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs’ suppliers raise almost £5,000 to support Teenage Cancer Trust

    A group of our senior managers have managed to secure almost £5,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust after rising to an impromptu challenge.

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    July 01, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs staff scramble through the mud for JCB's worthy cause

    Almost 40 people from Briggs Equipment took part in this year’s JCB Mud Run, which attracts competitors from across the country to raise funds for the NSPCC.

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    June 27, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Meeting tomorrow’s supply chain challenge

    Briggs Equipment is delighted to be supporting this year’s CILT & IOM Annual Conference and Dinner, which takes place today, June 16.

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    June 16, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Jake Dixon to join Briggs team at Snetterton BSB tests

    We’re delighted to learn that 20-year old Jake Dixon will make his MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship debut with the Briggs-sponsored RAF Regular & Reserve BMW team this week.

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    June 14, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs showcases engineering services at Facilities Show

    Briggs Equipment has chosen the Facilities Show at ExCel in London, the world’s largest dedicated facilities management event, to showcase its asset management and engineering services capabilities.

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    June 09, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs-sponsored military charity dinner raises £35,000

    Briggs Equipment has raised £35,000 for the national charity of the British Army, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal Logistic Corps’ rugby development programme

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    June 08, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Evolution to Briggs Defence unveiled

    In recognition of the ever-changing landscape within the defence industry, Briggs Equipment is rebranding its specialist division Defence Logistic Support (DLS) as Briggs Defence.

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    June 06, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs promotes customised solutions at Automechanika

    The benefits of customised materials handling solutions will be up for discussion at the world's leading exhibition for the automotive supply chain and aftermarket.

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    June 01, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Hiring the right forklift truck for the job

    Materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment has come up with a simple five-point checklist to help those hiring in extra machines to get the right trucks for their job.

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    May 19, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment wins Peel Ports Contract

    Briggs Equipment is now the primary supplier of materials handling services to Peel Ports Group, after securing a £38 million contract.

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    May 04, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment promotes port centric solutions at Multimodal 2016

    Materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment will be promoting port centric solutions at Multimodal 2016, the UK’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain event

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    April 26, 2016 | by David Turner
  • BAP choose container handler from Briggs Equipment at Felixstowe

    Briggs Equipment has supplied BAP Group, the transport and logistics company, with a container handler at the Port of Felixstowe

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    April 25, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment wins £2.5 million Landmarc contract

    Materials handling and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment has secured a £2.5 million deal with one of the UK’s prime defence and infrastructure contractors.

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    April 13, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Superbike at Northern Ireland launch

    In anticipation for the British Superbikes and North West 200 races, the Briggs Equipment site in Northern Ireland hosted an exclusive viewing of this year’s Briggs Bike on Friday 25th March 2016.

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    April 11, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment names Peter Jones as Managing Director

    Materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment UK has announced the appointment of Peter Jones as Managing Director.

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    April 04, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment wins half million pound Unistrut contract

    Materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment has won a new £500,000 contract with Unistrut.

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    March 30, 2016 | by David Turner
  • 10 tips to avoid expensive forklift truck repair bills

    It is important to remember that taking some clear and simple steps can help to reduce unnecessary damage to equipment and prevent unexpected repair bills.

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    March 07, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment renews British Superbikes sponsorship for 2016

    Following a highly successful British Superbikes season, materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment is pleased to announce it is continuing its sponsorship with the Royal Air Force BMW team.

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    February 02, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs announces Teenage Cancer Trust as 2016 charity partner

    Briggs Equipment is pleased to announce its 2016 charity partner as Teenage Cancer Trust, the UK's charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer, aged 13 to 24.

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    February 01, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment raise £450 for Barnardo's in Store Wars

    Batman and Robin, Darth Vader and a Minion were among the characters out and about in Rugeley last Saturday (January 23rd), when Briggs Equipment took over the running of the town’s Barnardo’s charity shop for the day.

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    January 26, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Supports 2016 Rally for Heroes

    Briggs Equipment is sponsoring a team in the 2016 Rally for Heroes, which raises money for military charities and aims to give something back to members of the Armed Forces once they return from operations, including those who have previously served with the military.

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    January 18, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Briggs rolls out the red carpet for Barnardo's in Rugeley

    Briggs Equipment is aiming to bring a bit of Hollywood glamour to Rugeley on Saturday January 23rd, when its employees take over one of the town’s charity shops for the day.

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    January 13, 2016 | by David Turner
  • Forklifts from Briggs boost charity's recycling initiative

    Briggs Equipment is helping major UK charity Newlife to fund specialist equipment for disabled children through recycling everything from clothes to homewares.

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    January 06, 2016 | by David Turner
  • New contract for Briggs Equipment at Scotland's largest port

    Scotland’s largest port in Grangemouth has taken delivery of a new fleet of forklift trucks as part of a multi-million pound deal with Briggs Equipment, the exclusive UK distributor of Hyster forklift trucks.

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    December 15, 2015 | by David Turner
  • New Briggs-Shell collaboration to improve aftermarket support

    In a new collaboration designed to improve aftermarket care for materials handling equipment fleet managers, Briggs Equipment has appointed Shell as its exclusive oils and lubricants supplier.

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    December 14, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Peter Hickman wins Macau Grand Prix on Briggs Superbike

    Briggs Equipment-sponsored Peter Hickman and the RAF Reserves have completed their 2015 season in style – with victory in the Far East at the Macau GP.

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    November 25, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Meeting the automotive industry’s materials handling needs

    As the automotive sector seeks improvements in manufacturing through highly automated, efficient processes and new product development, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) face increasing competition for new model allocations within their assembly plants.

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    November 10, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment Supports Staffordshire Women's Aid

    A Cannock-based company is helping to fund a vital new facility to support victims of domestic and sexual violence throughout Staffordshire. Materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment has donated £9,000 towards a new refuge for Staffordshire Women's Aid.

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    November 03, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Minimise forklift truck maintenance costs this winter

    Predictions on the severity of this year’s winter conditions may be as diverse as the British weather itself, but what remains certain is that businesses need to plan ahead for every eventuality.

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    October 22, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Peter Hickman Rounds Off British Superbikes Season on the Briggs Equipment Bike

    At Brands Hatch on Sunday, Peter Hickman put in two brave rides on the RAF Reserves BMW sponsored by Briggs Equipment and whilst he scored points in both races, he narrowly missed out on the BSB Rider’s Cup and had to settle for ninth place overall in the final Championship standings.

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    October 19, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Double delight for Hickman at Darley Moor

    For the second year in a row, Peter Hickman claimed the “Stars at Darley” title with the Lee Hardy Racing rider taking two dominant victories at the 1.8-mile Derbyshire venue.

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    October 13, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment donates £20,000 to make wishes come true

    Materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment is helping to create special memories for children and young people with life-threatening illnesses by donating £20,000 to Make-A-Wish® UK.

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    October 09, 2015 | by David Turner
  • One billion Black Friday presents challenges for retailers and logistics industry

    With market analysists predicting online retail sales to top £1 billion on what’s become known as Black Friday, a UK leader in the materials handling industry is urging supply chain businesses to ensure they’re equipped to cope with an unprecedented seasonal rush.

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    September 21, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Briggs focuses on automotive handling solutions

    A new event dedicated to promoting and meeting the needs of the thriving automotive industry in the North East of England is to receive support from leading materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment.

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    September 16, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Briggs and Hyster highlight cost-effective ways to handle waste

    Fleet management and productivity of moving recyclable and waste materials will be top of the agenda for materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment, which is exhibiting along with Hyster at Europe's premier event for resource efficiency and waste management solutions.

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    September 16, 2015 |
  • Briggs Equipment attends Offshore Europe

    Materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment is to exhibit for the first time at SPE Offshore Europe 2015. On stand 3C106 in Hall 3 it will partner with Pyroban UK, showcasing the two companies’ ability to develop bespoke materials handling solutions for a variety of hazardous environments where there is an application need. SPE Offshore Europe is widely acknowledged as the biggest oil exploration and production event outside North America.

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    September 03, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Double podium success for RAF Reserves at Cadwell Park

    It was celebrations all round for the Briggs Equipment-sponsored RAF Reserves BMW team at Cadwell Park last Sunday (August 23), as rider Peter Hickman secured the runner-up spot in both races at round eight of the 2015 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.

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    August 26, 2015 |
  • Travis Perkins and Briggs Equipment donate £20,000 van to Whizz-Kidz

    Travis Perkins plc and Briggs Equipment have collaborated to provide a brand new van, worth £20,656, to Whizz-Kidz, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities. The van was handed over at Travis Perkins plc’s headquarters in Northampton.

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    August 25, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment wins £2million contract with major automotive supplier

    Stadco, a major Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, has chosen Briggs Equipment as its materials handling partner. The new contract sees the company taking delivery of a fleet of Hyster forklift trucks with a capital value of £2million.

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    July 06, 2015 | by David Turner
  • Briggs Equipment’s short-term hire helps GES get the show on the road

    For GES, a reliable materials handling partner is essential so they work with Briggs Equipment, the UK’s leading independent provider of materials handling solutions, which is its sole provider of equipment on a short-term hire basis. Briggs plays a key role within the GES team, helping to deliver the consistently high standards that are required for this market leader.

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    June 15, 2015 | by David Turner