Gunstones Bakery in Sheffield forms part of the meal solutions division of one of the leading food manufacturers in the UK; 2 Sisters Food Group. Formed in 1993 the group is one of British businesses most compelling success stories of the last 20 years, with customers including each of the nation’s favourite supermarkets.
Briggs Equipment UK have supplied Gunstones Bakery with materials handling equipment for 16 years and work closely with Richard Ironside, logistics support manager, to ensure smooth operation and cost control through the utilisation of Briggs’ unique ‘BE Portal’.
The Travis Perkins Group’s partnership with Briggs Equipment continues to evolve to support the changing needs of 2,500 branches and the Wickes operation. Spanning more than 20 years and currently driven by technological developments and wider commercial challenges, the relationship is enabling the UK’s premier builder’s merchant and home improvements retailer to grow its business by maximising key efficiencies.
Based in Ebbw Vale, Envirowales recycles lead acid batteries to produce lead alloys, sodium sulphate and polypropylene and has invested £58million to create the most modern facility in Europe. Utilising the best available techniques and operating to the highest environmental standards, the company is setting the pace with an impressive recycling efficiency rate of more than 95%.
Projector Lifting Service Ltd, based in Buckinghamshire, specialise in machinery handling, machinery removal and overhead lifting projects across the UK. Working across multiple sites, getting the job done safely and efficiently to the planned timescale is paramount for the company’s success.
Leading international food manufacturer Greencore has drawn on the diverse MHE offerings of Briggs Equipment to help drive cost efficiencies and to provide a unique customer service at its Food to Go facility in Northampton.
Briggs Equipment has helped Cannock-based catering equipment supplier First Choice to expand into their brand new, 90,000 square foot distribution centre.
Avanti is one of the UK’s largest environmental management companies. Under the Total Waste Management concept they work directly with their customers in order to examine and map all waste types in order to provide re-use, recycling and recovery options in line with legislation and best practice. Avanti have taken 21 new Hyster trucks to cover five of their sites.
Based on the River Thames, Port of Tilbury handles 16 million tonnes of cargo each year. The 1,100 acre site primarily handles containers, ro-ro, wood, paper, recycled products and grain. The Port is a multi-modal hub that employs over 3,500 people and is a significant contributor to the local and UK economy. With such a range of products passing through the port, handling equipment goes beyond specialist and has to be bespoke.
In turn, a service to support and maintain such machinery also has to be bespoke.