Briggs Equipment acquires forklift dealer

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Briggs Equipment has acquired Hitec Lift Trucks to strengthen its presence in the East Midlands.

Pictured left to right: Prospero Girardi, Peter Jones, Andrew Selby and Gary Clements.

Hitec is based in Wellingborough and will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs. The company will continue to will trading under its own name and current operational contacts will remain. Hitec will represent the Hyster brand of fork lift trucks. The acquisition will allow Hitec “go forward and expand the business further giving our customers the best of local service with national support,” said Hitec managing director Prospero Girardi.

Managing director of Briggs Equipment Peter Jones said: “We expect that Hitec’s existing customer base will benefit from greater flexibility in financing, a wider choice of machines on long term rental and access to an extremely diverse range of equipment”.

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