Barloworld Handling UK to be acquired by Briggs Equipment UK
Published: 23 August 2012 - Heather Ramsden
NACCO Materials Handling Group, manufacturer of materials handling equipment, has announced the proposed acquisition of the assets and facilities of Barloworld Handling UK, the exclusive Hyster dealer for materials handling products in the UK, by Briggs Equipment UK, the exclusive UK dealer for Yale Europe Materials Handling products. With this acquisition Briggs will take over sales and service of both the Hyster and Yale brands of lift trucks in the UK.
Ralf Mock MD NACCO Materials Handling Group EMEA says: “The addition of the Hyster brand combined with Brigg’s expertise and focus on sustainable growth in the highly competitive rental market in the UK, will undoubtedly deliver unrivalled service with award winning products, delivered by passionate industry experts. On completion, this acquisition will position Hyster and Yale with the largest, multi-skilled engineering workforce in the UK, delivering an enhanced service solution for their customers. Barloworld is a long standing and valued partner of NMHG and will continue to work in partnership with Hyster on their dealerships in the Netherlands, Belgium and South Africa. ”