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Briggs Equipment UK LTD executes purchase agreement 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 September 30, 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.”

Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, a Sammons Enterprises Inc. company, is a subsidiary of Briggs International. Briggs International has dealerships of Yale and Hyster products across the southern United States and in Mexico. Both Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation are operating divisions of NACCO Materials Handling Group.