Materials handling services specialist Briggs Equipment has won a new multi-million pound contract to supply a mix of equipment to Bibby Distribution, one of the UK’s leading logistics companies.
Briggs Equipment beat off stiff opposition from 11 other potential suppliers to secure the business in a highly competitive tender process.
Bibby Distribution has ordered 146 machines for use both indoors and outside. Of these, 102 are Yale counterbalance forklift trucks, with the remainder being warehousing equipment, cleaning machines and versatile articulated vehicles. The company has so far taken delivery of 70 machines, which will be put to use at 25 of its sites throughout the UK. The remainder of the fleet will be delivered by May 2014.
“We were very impressed by Briggs Equipment’s understanding of the changing face of logistics, its ability to offer real flexibility in materials handling solutions and its willingness to work closely with us to determine the most appropriate equipment mix,” says Jonathan Rose, Head of Marketing at Bibby Distribution.
“It is also reassuring to know that Briggs Equipment has one of the largest teams of skilled engineers nationwide to help keep our fleet operating at peak efficiency.”
Bibby’s new depot in Max Park, Corby became operational in March 2013. Briggs Equipment worked with Bibby to get it up and running, providing 20 forklift trucks on short-term hire and monitoring performance before replacing them with the new machines.
Bibby Distribution is one of the UK’s leading logistics providers, operating two million sq. ft. of warehousing space from more than 90 locations and employing 2,500 people. The company is active across a variety of industries from automotive to FMCG, providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services so that its customers derive maximum value from their supply chain.