Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Briggs wins back Wolverhampton customer

Briggs, the Cat Lift Truck dealer, has won a contract to supply a fleet of specially modified Cat counterbalance trucks to coatings specialist, the Anochrome Group. 
The 15 new 2t compact and 1.8t diesel trucks from Cat’s N Range, six of which are fitted with Bolzoni rotators, are being delivered to two of the group’s divisions, Wolverhampton Electroplating and sister company BG Plating.
Briggs held the contract 10 years ago and has now won back the relationship.
Darren Field of Briggs said: “Both Wolverhampton Electroplating and BG needed a holistic approach to lifetime costs if they were going to meet their cost saving objectives. The costs of tyres and damage are among the biggest ‘hidden’ costs in a long-term contract, so we focused on these areas.  We fitted every truck with a Transmon Tyre Protector which serves a dual function of transmission protection and also eliminates wheel spin.  This not only saves 50 per cent on tyre life, but protects the transmissions and differentials from unnecessary damage.”