Royal Mail Group has awarded a multi million pound contract for the supply of its materials handling equipment to Briggs Equipment, the distributor of Yale trucks.
The deal will involve Briggs providing some 600 trucks to Royal Mail and Post Office depots across the UK.
The mixed fleet will include electric, diesel and LPG counterbalance trucks as well as a range of warehouse equipment.
A dedicated team at Briggs will manage all aspects of the Royal Mail fleet operations.
In addition to supplying and maintaining the machines on a long-term hire agreement, Briggs will also be responsible for the service and maintenance of Royal Mail’s existing purchased equipment.
Chris Meinecke, chief operating officer at Briggs, said: “This is a high-profile contract in a very competitive marketplace and the Briggs team are really looking forward to working pro-actively with the group.”