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Briggs backs UK industry at IMHX 2016

July 14, 2016 by David Turner

Briggs Equipment will have a major presence at the UK’s premier intralogistics show, IMHX (NEC, Birmingham; September 13-16), with two stands showcasing its unique engineering and equipment capabilities.

Stand 10H50 in Hall 10 will focus on Briggs Equipment’s materials handling expertise with Yale and Hyster equipment. With the theme ‘Manufacturing in the UK’, Briggs will promote some of the latest product innovations along with equipment that is proudly manufactured in the UK. Meanwhile, in Hall 12 on stand 12S95 Briggs is adopting the theme ‘Supporting UK industry’ to highlight its engineering expertise and wider capabilities.

Materials handling specialist

On stand 10H50 Briggs will officially launch the new Yale MX counterbalance forklift.  Designed to deliver hardworking performance in a variety of 2.0-3.0t capacity applications, it is especially well-suited to secondary distribution, wholesale, retail, light manufacturing and rental. Specified with a Yanmer 2.6L diesel or PSI 2.4L LPG engine, the MX’s three model variants are engineered to provide a cost-effective alternative to Yale’s heavy duty cycle, feature-rich VX series. 

Also on the Briggs materials handling stand will be a reach truck and three-wheel electric forklift from Yale’s warehouse equipment range plus a 2.5t Hyster Spacesaver and Hyster diesel forklift with cab. They will be joined by Hyster’s Cool Truck, which features unique technology for the waste/recycling sector including a reverse fan to keep the engine clear of debris.

Les Knight, Regional Sales Director at Briggs Equipment, said: “Our aim is to show IMHX visitors how we can help them meet their materials handling challenges with cost-effective, tailor-made solutions that will improve productivity while also helping to reduce operational costs.

‘One stop’ solutions provider

Ian Tongue, National Accounts and Business Development Director of Strategic Sales at Briggs Equipment, said: “At IMHX we will be showing how, by putting customers at the heart of everything we do, we have evolved into a ‘one stop’ solutions provider that delivers real innovation and value.

To people that think they know Briggs our message is clear – it’s time to think again.”

IMHX marks the official launch of BE Finance, Briggs Equipment’s in-house financing capability. Purpose-designed to offer customers greater flexibility, BE Finance offers a total asset management solution, helping businesses lease everything from additional production equipment to commercial vehicles and even a complete warehouse solution.

On stand 12S95 Briggs will also be promoting total fleet transparency through BE Portal, its market-leading asset management tool, which plays a pivotal role in driving up standards of customer service. By supporting informed planning and budgeting, BE Portal enables Briggs customers to optimise fleet performance to improve workplace safety while also protecting their investment and, ultimately, their bottom line.

As well as discovering more about Briggs Equipment’s expertise in the short-term rental marketplace and the strength of its engineering services offer, visitors to stand 12S95 will get the chance to take part in fundraising activities in support of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Visit stands 12S95 and 10H50 at IMHX 2016 to find out how Briggs Equipment is helping UK supply chain businesses to improve performance through product innovation, quality manufacturing and a drive to deliver key efficiency gains to businesses of all sizes.