Briggs Equipment has invested £5.5 million in its short-term rental fleet as part of a £20 million transition plan to become the UK’s leading distributor of Yale Materials Handling equipment.
The new STR fleet of 450 Yale machines consists of a range of counterbalance trucks, order pickers, power pallet trucks and reach trucks taking the total Yale product range to over 900 with an average age of below 18 months.
Asset manager Allan Parsons, said: “STR users often have difficulty in finding the right truck to fit their specific operation; which can pose a real threat to health and safety. With a wide variety of modifications available on our machines, we can provide flexible short-term solutions to fit many different applications.”
Currently, Briggs’s STR fleet is 30 per cent Yale and in the next six months it hopes to increase this to 55 per cent making a total of 1,200 machines.