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Briggs Equipment secures £1 million forklift deal with leading building materials supply company

A focus on lifetime cost reduction, coupled with innovative fleet management, has secured Briggs Equipment a £1 million contract to supply 22 new Yale forklifts and extend their existing contract on 11 used machines to a global construction products company.

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Scheduled to be delivered over the next four months, RMD Kwikform will take delivery of the Yale GDP 3 tonne VX machines for use across five of its UK sites operating both inside and outside of its warehouses.

Mike Follett, UK Managing Director of RMD Kwikform, commented: “We believe that this contract not only provides us with the best value in terms of lifetime costs but also makes major inroads towards achieving our sustainability targets by selecting new eco-engine Yale forklifts. Additionally, the Speedshield devices fitted to these machines will enable them to be automatically turned off when not in use saving even more fuel which in turn further reduces our carbon footprint. This proves that going green doesn’t cost the earth or even money; but can save both.”

Having already established a longstanding and mutually rewarding relationship with RMD Kwikform, Briggs Equipment conducted a thorough site survey and supplied a machine from its demonstrator fleet. Feedback on the 3 tonne Yale truck was then utilised when specifying the new fleet.

“RMD Kwikform’s operation is complex because of the many different types of materials distributed, including formwork, falsework and shoring products,” explained Dan Carley, Key Account Manager for Briggs Equipment. “We were faced with the challenge of supplying an optimum number of trucks to meet RMD’s materials handling requirements at the right price.”

“Briggs Equipment provided a solution that included machines with bespoke forklift attachments to handle multiple types of loads, LED lights to last the life of the agreement, heavy duty transmission to reduce tyre ware and finger tip controls for ease of operation, reducing operator fatigue.”

As part of the tailored service level agreement, Briggs Equipment is also providing full service and preventative maintenance. The agreement includes replacement tyres and forks to allow clear budgeting costs. Bespoke attachments are also being kept spare which was a competitive advantage during the tender process.

The whole fleet has also been fitted with the innovative asset management tool, Speedshield, to help reduce accidental damage and fuel costs further by enforcing pre-shift checks monitoring driver behaviour.

“With Briggs Equipment engineers close by, guaranteeing a three hour response time, we are confident with our operations maintaining the utmost efficiency levels. We also have an excellent relationship with the company and are very pleased to be working with them in the future.”

Briggs Equipment UK

Briggs Equipment UK Ltd is a leading materials handling service provider and sole distributor of Yale Europe Materials Handling in Great Britain and exclusive Hyster products in the United Kingdom.  Providing a wide range of equipment for a broad customer base, Briggs provides innovative, tailored and cost effective solutions on a nationwide basis. With its headquarters and national support centre in Cannock, Briggs people assist and advise in the delivery of long term solutions that enable customers to develop more efficient and results driven businesses.

Article source: http://www.warehousenews.co.uk/2013/11/briggs-equipment-secures-1-million-forklift-deal-with-leading-building-materials-supply-company/