G&W has added 75 new lifting and handling machines from Briggs
Freightliner and Pentalver, subsidiaries of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), have made a significant investment in 75 new lifting and handling machines from the Briggs Equipment Big Trucks product offering.
The new machines, which include Hyster reachstackers and empty container handlers and Terberg terminal tractors, will be deployed at G&W UK's container terminals. The initial batch of equipment was recently delivered, with the additional 40 machines to follow in the coming months.
In partnering with Briggs and Hyster, G&W UK has invested in products that lead the way in telematics, providing live feedback on the machines' health, together with key operational data relating to lifts, fuel usage and non-productive running, according to Briggs.
Mike Parkin, Briggs Equipment's head of ports, terminals and big trucks, notes that the new equipment will be spread across 11 UK sites.
"This renewal highlights our capability of forming and maintaining positive long-term relationships with our customers. The importance of the work carried out at Freightliner's locations is far reaching, with many businesses and industries dependent on a swift and flawless operation. These customers need to know that their goods will be transported safely and on time.
"Over a number of years, we've been able to demonstrate the quality and consistency of our service provision, and the reliability and robustness of our products. This has provided the confidence to G&W UK that Briggs is the supplier of choice to help keep business moving, not only for Freightliner, but for their extensive supply chain also."
Chris Lawrenson, managing director of terminals for G&W's UK/Europe region companies, believes the new equipment will support his company in enhancing its service across its three core platforms of rail, road and terminals.
"We pride ourselves on providing a best-in-class service to our customers and a safe working environment for our employees, and investing in these latest technically advanced machines.
"Our focus on the customer experience, with substantial investments in cutting-edge technology, facilities and rolling stock, will help cement our future as the transport and logistics provider of choice in the UK," he says.