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What difference can a strong parent really deliver? The difference to the customer experience is truly astounding…

Following the acquisition of United Plant by Briggs Equipment in January 2019, the United Plant business has been able to deliver on its strategic growth plan, harmonising people and processes and utilising technology, where the customer benefit is clear.

Briggs Equipment is an engineering services and asset management specialist, who have become a key player within the UK marketplace through organic growth and strategic acquisition. “The acquisition of United Plant fitted effortlessly within our business framework” says Gavin Wickham, Group Engineering Services Director at Briggs Equipment.

“Briggs currently manages and funds over 55,000 assets across a variety of industries, from groundcare, cleaning and materials handling to big trucks, yard tractors and plant equipment. We operate one of the largest mobile fleet of engineers across the UK, with the skillset to deliver engineering solutions for all of the equipment we supply. The acquisition of United Plant gives us new entry into the quarry and waste industry in a HME (Heavy Mobile Equipment) capacity.” continues Gavin.

Briggs offer a range of market leading solutions including its very own in-house finance solution, BE Finance. Briggs also delivers a leading fleet management system; BE Portal. This is an interactive, web-based reporting system that enables customers to review fleet management data and facilitates proactive asset management.

Says Greg Mulhearn, Managing Director at United Plant “This strength of parentage adds significant value to our business, as we align with greater resources, advanced technology solutions, best practise in SHEQ, strong core values and financial vigour. Our relationship with Briggs provides exceptional competitive advantage, with robust customer relationships remaining at the heart of what we do.”
Like Briggs, United Plant are completely independent and have the capability to work on any asset regardless of manufacturer brand, offering a far more agile service than OEMs, which is delivered on a nationwide scale through a network of mobile engineers.

Concludes Gavin Wickham, “I am extremely pleased to have United Plant onboard as part of the wider Briggs family. United Plant has my full support, as we work together to become the UK’s leading choice of provider across the quarry and waste industry.”

Briggs Equipment
Briggs is an engineering services and asset management specialist, who has transformed the contract hire of industrial machinery. As the exclusive UK distributor for the Hyster-Yale Group range of materials handling equipment, Briggs is also strategically partnered to provide industrial cleaning, agricultural plant and machinery, aerial access and groundwork equipment through one of the largest fleets of mobile engineers in the UK. Discover more on Briggs.



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