Hoppecke wins £1m battery and charger order from Briggs
20 August 2018
Energy management specialist Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has won a major contract valued at £1million from leading forklift truck distributor Briggs Equipment to supply batteries and chargers for the company’s short-term hire (STH) fleet.
Briggs Equipment is the exclusive UK distributor for the Hyster and Yale and Hoppecke will deliver and service hundreds of trak | air batteries and high-frequency trak | power premium chargers.
In all, Briggs is taking 600 batteries and chargers from Hoppecke with the aim of renting units to cope with seasonal or emergency peaks in demand and changing work patterns.
Having previously invested around £70m in the development of its dedicated hire fleet, Briggs has this year injected a further £10.8m to address growing demand for the short-term rental of equipment.
Briggs believes that uncertainty around Brexit is causing some companies to choose to rent equipment as and when they need it.
Jason Howlett, Hoppecke's regional managing director - Northern Europe, says: “Short-term forklift truck rental is becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons and we are delighted to support Briggs' rapidly growing share of this vitally important market.”