£10m Homebase contract for Briggs

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DIY retailer Homebase has awarded a contract worth £10 million to Briggs equipment, to supply and maintain its materials handling equipment for the next five years.

Over the course of the contract Homebase will buy some 170 Yale machines which will be serviced and maintained by Briggs. 

The fleet upgrade will include: power pallet, gas and electric counter balance and reach truck warehouse machines. These will be used across its 350 stores in the UK and Ireland.

Clive Hillman, store equipment manager at Homebase parent company Home Retail Group, said: “The efficient movement of stock is essential to providing the very best service to our customers and Yale machines have continued to deliver excellent uptime along with operator safety and comfort.”

Jason Rudkin, National Account Manager at Briggs Equipment, said: “Homebase currently operate a fleet of around 680 Yale machines… We will also service support around 400 smaller items of materials handling equipment, including pro lifters and hand pallet trucks.”

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