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Briggs Equipment UK Ltd announces proposed aquisition of assets and facilities of Barloworld Handling UK

Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, the exclusive UK dealer for Yale Europe Materials Handling products, has executed a purchase agreement to acquire Barloworld Handling UK assets.

Completion is expected to occur no later than 30 September 2012 at which time Briggs will have responsibility for sales and service of both the Hyster and Yale brand of lift trucks in the UK. This acquisition will position Briggs with the largest, multi-skilled engineering workforce in the UK, delivering an enhanced service solution for its customers.

Richard Close, CEO for Briggs Equipment UK, said: "This agreement demonstrates our unwavering commitment to the UK market; growing strategically and dynamically over and above our competitors. This move reflects the aspiration of Briggs which is to invest, grow and expand; building on our platform of success since the Yale UK acquisition two years ago."

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