Materials handling company Briggs Equipment UK has acquired rival firm Barloworld Handling UK, which has 16 regional offices.
The deal makes Briggs the exclusive UK dealer for Hyster forklifts and takes responsibility for sales and service of both the Hyster and Yale brand of lift trucks in the UK (both of which are owned by Nacco Materials Handling Group).
Ralf Mock, MD EMEA Nacco Materials Handling Group added: “The Yale and Hyster brands will remain, with growth and investment across both brands and we are looking forward to the prospect of expanding our coverage and service offering.”
Briggs Equipment UK is a subsidiary of Briggs International which has dealerships of Yale and Hyster products across the south of the United States and in Mexico.
Richard Close, CEO at Briggs Equipment UK, said: “We are excited to have the addition of the Hyster brand which will expand our footprint and product offering in the UK. This strategic growth brings more opportunities for our employees and an enhanced service to our customers, with greater product solutions and quicker response times.”