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Briggs Equipment acquires Neckar Forklifts and Maxim GB

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of UK materials handling specialist, Neckar Forklifts Limited and Maxim GB Ltd.

From their sites in Windsor and Castleford, these businesses have more than 50 years of industry experience and offers a full range of forklift sales, hire solutions, driver training, service support, fleet management and warehouse planning.

The acquisition provides Briggs Equipment with increased coverage across key areas of England and   further strengthens its position as the UK and Ireland’s premier Asset Management and Engineering Services specialist.

Pete Jones, Briggs Equipment’s Group Managing Director, commented: “This acquisition is another significant milestone for our Group and is an extremely positive way to start 2023.

“Neckar and Maxim have a proven track record of long-term success and operates within areas of the UK that are strategically very important to us. Their loyal and diverse customer portfolio demonstrates the capability of the business and we are determined to deliver the appropriate investment support and guidance to help Neckar and Maxim reach their full potential.”

Ian Capes, of both Neckar Forklifts and Maxim GB, commented: “We are delighted to announce our acquisition by Briggs Equipment and we can’t wait to start working as part of a successful and ever-evolving Group.

We have undergone an intensive period of due diligence to ensure that our unique culture and ambition would be preserved. With Briggs Equipment we have a parent company that is committed to the long-term success of every business within its Group, and I’m proud to say that Neckar Forklifts and Maxim are now part of the Briggs family.

“We now look forward to working closely with our new colleagues and reaching new heights in this exciting new chapter for our business.”

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