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Across the UK, Coronavirus restrictions have created a surge in popularity for gardening and the general maintenance of outdoor spaces. Subsequently, garden centres experienced strong demand in 2020 and this is projected to continue throughout this year and beyond.
Briggs Equipment has worked with SGP since 2017 and following an initial order for 12 trucks of varying specialisms, the partnership between the two companies has gone from strength to strength.
Robinson Brothers required a new fleet of forklift trucks that could safely and efficiently transport heavy loads across its chemical manufacturing facility in West Bromwich.
As the warehouse handles a variety of challenging chemicals, the new trucks had to be equipped and designed to work safely in that specialist environment.
Originating in Germany in 1969, Veka PLC are the UK’s largest window and door systems manufacturer. They are an award winner within their field, being recognised for their Manufacturing and Business commitment in recent years. Based in Burnley within the North West of England, Veka have been an existing customer of Barloworld/Briggs for 16 years.
Gunstones Bakery in Sheffield forms part of the meal solutions division of one of the leading food manufacturers in the UK; 2 Sisters Food Group. Formed in 1993 the group is one of British businesses most compelling success stories of the last 20 years, with customers including each of the nation’s favourite supermarkets.
Briggs Equipment UK have supplied Gunstones Bakery with materials handling equipment for 16 years and work closely with Richard Ironside, logistics support manager, to ensure smooth operation and cost control through the utilisation of Briggs’ unique ‘BE Portal’.
Based on the River Thames, Port of Tilbury handles 16 million tonnes of cargo each year. The 1,100 acre site primarily handles containers, ro-ro, wood, paper, recycled products and grain. The Port is a multi-modal hub that employs over 3,500 people and is a significant contributor to the local and UK economy. With such a range of products passing through the port, handling equipment goes beyond specialist and has to be bespoke.
In turn, a service to support and maintain such machinery also has to be bespoke.
The Travis Perkins Group’s partnership with Briggs Equipment continues to evolve to support the changing needs of 2,500 branches and the Wickes operation. Spanning more than 20 years and currently driven by technological developments and wider commercial challenges, the relationship is enabling the UK’s premier builder’s merchant and home improvements retailer to grow its business by maximising key efficiencies.