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Briggs completes Gwynedd acquisition

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 ( #996 ) - Cannock, United Kingdom
Briggs Equipment has completed the Gwynedd Forklifts acquisition
Briggs Equipment has completed the Gwynedd Forklifts acquisition
Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of Gwynedd Forklifts, a leading independent materials handling equipment distributor across North Wales and Shropshire. From its sites in Conwy and Oswestry, Gwynedd Forklifts serves a broad range of industrial and commercial customers with a product offering that complements the overall Briggs Equipment proposition. As part of the deal, and in line with Briggs Equipment's acquisition strategy, Gwynedd Forklifts will supply the Hyster materials handling range as well as having access to recognised high-quality brands such as Hako, JLG, Combilift and many more. Peter Jones, Briggs Equipment's group managing director, says Gwynedd Forklifts' wide geographical coverage, strong customer portfolio and skilled employee base will be extremely valuable additions to the Briggs Equipment Group. "Despite the challenges that the Coronavirus pandemic has presented over the past few months, this latest acquisition demonstrates the robustness of our business and ongoing commitment to strengthening our market position. We're looking forward to working closely with the team at Gwynedd Forklifts and delivering considerable benefits to their customers through our unique combination of industry knowledge, engineering expertise and diverse product offering," he adds. Mark Singleton, Gwynedd Forklift managing director, sees the acquisition as "a new chapter in our journey". As a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs, Gwynedd Forklifts will continue trading under its own name and with all current operational contacts remaining in place.
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