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Briggs Equipment, a Staffordshire-based supplier of forklift trucks, has provided a short-term hire (STH) truck to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to help with its annual logistics operation in the Antarctic.

BAS sends two ships to Antarctica every year and putting the stores together at its headquarters is claimed to be a large and challenging task, especially when the ships are due to return to the UK.

The organisation already has one 2.5-tonne truck from Briggs on a five-year contract, but the BAS found this was not quite enough to cope with the increased workload it has, handling around 1,000 tonnes of cargo, in Antarctica’s winter months.

To solve this problem, Briggs has supplied BAS with an additional three-tonne LPG-powered Yale truck, on a four-month STH agreement.

Key benefits of product application

  • The STH truck has a 5m reach height and 1,300mm forks, to fulfil BAS’s demanding requirements
  • It will enable BAS to meet its strict deadlines
  • BAS reports that Briggs’ equipment, services and support have been impressive.

Briggs Equipment

Briggs Equipment UK Ltd can provide you with market leading products, superior service, unrivalled maintenance and support, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week on a nationwide basis.

Formerly Finning Materials Handling, Briggs Equipment UK became part of Sammons Enterprises in September 2006. Sammons Enterprises is a diversified holding company with interests in industrial equipment as well as insurance and hospitality. With assets approaching $50 billion, Sammons Enterprise is a diversified conglomerate, ranking among the largest privately owned companies in the world. The core of the company reflects proven operational expertise surrounded by a superior foundations of ethics and values.

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