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  • Posted 10 Mar 2017 05:39
  • Modified 10 Mar 2017 05:43 by poster
  • Discussion started by silversurfer
  • n/a, United Kingdom
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I totally agree with you Burt. Listening to what the B.H.L. boys were saying about the daft situation when they were the 'agents' for Advance floor equipment and all the totally unecessary messing about with what, quite frankly, should have been left to the people that just deal with cleaning equipment. They started to get roped in to all sorts of time wasting situations including...'' Can you repair my (240v mains powered) carpet cleaning equipment'' etc. It took years to get rid of all.............. ! The initial thinking was that a killing could be made with sales of cleaning fluids and brushes and so on, but the reallity was very different.
  • Posted 12 Aug 2017 18:06
  • Modified 7 Oct 2017 10:52 by administrator
  • Reply by wanderer
  • west midlands, United Kingdom
As an end user of everything forklift, floor machine etc.
You'd have to be a pretty lazy organisation to lump everything in with one company.
I can see the attraction, but any end user worth their salt will know that one cap does not fit all.
My old boss used to say, why use a middle man when you can go direct, and this is exactly the same with the Briggs / Hako tie up.
Briggs would be better off sticking with their core business, i found they actually have a good hire fleet at short notice and a flexible engineering capability better than anyone else in the UK, especially if you wanted stuff doing, is it really that difficult?
  • Posted 11 Aug 2017 08:00
  • Reply by BurtKwok
  • West Yorks, United Kingdom
It was agreed at the end of last year.

Also heard Sammons Enterprises (Briggs) are interested in buying Combilift.
  • Posted 11 Aug 2017 00:12
  • Reply by deadpan
  • ...., Austria
Looks like briggs have bought into Ireland,took over Hyster dealer Irish Lift Trucks
  • Posted 6 Aug 2017 07:34
  • Reply by heightlift
  • North, United Kingdom
The service would be good for any account, Briggs do seem to enjoy the large contracts, after all it's the guys at the coal face, with the customer facing, logical way of thinking, problem solving talents that provide that service
  • Posted 9 Jul 2017 06:17
  • Reply by algernon
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
Are the Briggs engineers still having moral issues. Would the service be good for a large account?
  • Posted 8 Jul 2017 18:17
  • Reply by oldone
  • United Arab Emirates
It's certainly looking like the circus is getting to big for the ringmaster,
  • Posted 6 Jul 2017 08:21
  • Reply by algernon
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
Totally agree with you DonkkeyPunch !
  • Posted 2 Jul 2017 22:59
  • Reply by Darkarcher
  • Wales, United Kingdom
I remember the first visit from the self proclaimed turnaround expert after Briggs took over BHL when in his introduction to Briggs and welcome to BHL staff he slagged off everything BHL did. One thing he specifically went on about was all the little "feifdoms" in BHL, (not true to the extent he was making out), and how that absolutely do not / would not happen in Briggs. Well it looks like they do, (and always did), and even though he has long gone, his and the Lowestoft old boys club mentality remains. Big company, through aquisition not organic growth still run like a corner shop. As for training...point taken but not by Briggs management. Technology continues to move fast... engineers want to fix things quickly as it gives them satisfaction and improves self esteem. With fixed price contracts the profit you make depends on many factors but not the least how many hours get booked on equipment trying to fix it, this gets out of control when you lack knowledge from not being trained properly!! Cutting training resources is a false economy, but I doubt anything will be done till there is a "Grenfell Tower" incident and investgation, we will see who runs for cover then...if we dont blink.
  • Posted 2 Jul 2017 22:32
  • Reply by DonkeyPunch
  • Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Engineering Services 'team' seem divorced from the rest of service side. Service notifications and many other functions are always a bit of a lottery as to what happens or should I say, what is supposed to happen.Some serious pencil sharpening needs to take place here!
  • Posted 23 Jun 2017 08:08
  • Reply by wanderer
  • west midlands, United Kingdom
Engineering services, would be better trying to stick to materials handling and providing better service.
Management like an onion and engineers like mushrooms.
  • Posted 21 Jun 2017 07:22
  • Reply by sean3
  • lancashire, United Kingdom
With you on that darkarcher
  • Posted 16 Jun 2017 00:42
  • Reply by outta_of_here
  • lost, United Kingdom
In-depth product training ! What a joke. If your extremely lucky you may get a product familiarity course (this is the engine, that's the control block type of thing).
They have cut back their training department back to next to nothing !
Also you will find that day by day more obscure bits of kit will be thrown at you as they will take on absolutely anything.
  • Posted 14 Jun 2017 16:19
  • Reply by Darkarcher
  • Wales, United Kingdom
Hi Chaps. Briggs advertising for field engineers. State's in depth product training???

What's peoples thought's?
  • Posted 14 Jun 2017 15:29
  • Reply by alain_prost
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
With tarmac, ashphalt and quarrying equipment to follow shortly.

Watch this space
  • Posted 9 Jun 2017 23:11
  • Reply by wanderer
  • west midlands, United Kingdom

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