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OHM sells forklift arm

Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017 ( #833 ) - Dublin, Ireland
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OHM has been the exclusive distributor for Hyster materials handling equipment in Ireland since 1982
OHM group, one of Ireland’s largest vehicle dealers, has sold off its forklift division as it looks to "streamline" its business.

According to The Times, British company Briggs Equipment has agreed to a deal to acquire Irish Lift Trucks, a long-established dealer of materials handling equipment, for an undisclosed fee.

Family-owned OHM, founded in the 1960s by Conal O’Brien (who died in 2013), Gabriel Hogan and Declan McCourt, is Jaguar Land Rover’s Irish distributor and also owns the Spirit Motor Group. It also has a power-generating division, DE Power Solutions.

"This move allows OHM Group to streamline our operations and dedicate our focus on target areas of expansion in our car, truck and power solutions divisions," says McCourt, its chief executive.

OHM Group, through its subsidiary company Irish Lift Trucks, has been the exclusive distributor for Hyster materials handling equipment in Ireland since 1982. 

The acquisition extends Briggs’ Hyster network as the company is the Hyster-Yale Group’s exclusive UK distributor for the Hyster and Yale ranges.

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