Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Travis Perkins signs £5m materials handling contract

Builders merchant Travis Perkins has chosen Briggs Equipment for a £5 million contract to supply nearly 400 trucks and other materials handling equipment to one of the country’s largest builders’ merchants and home improvement retailers.
The flexible-hire contract extends  a long-standing relationship between Briggs and Traqvis Perkins.

Briggs has supplied a wide range of counterbalance and reach trucks, as well as low level order pickers and other smaller handling products. It is replacing 250 trucks with the latest vehicles from Brigg’s partner, Yale Materials Handling. Some 58 LPG trucks are being replaced with electric units.

Nick Wilson, Travis Perkins’ general manager – Brackmills Stores, said: “With over 2,600 pallets that need to be picked and moved daily, our operation needs to run as efficiently as possible to meet demand.”
The Yale trucks come with a service and maintenance package and operate across eight of Travis Perkins’ UK distribution centres with the majority at its primary facility in Northampton.