Briggs Equipment and LiftOne will open their doors as authorized Hyster lift truck dealers in Atlanta and Charlotte, respectively. This follows an announcement earlier this year where Barloworld announced that it had executed letters of interest regarding the sale of its US assets to Briggs and LiftOne pending a due diligence process.
The additions make both Briggs and LiftOne two of the largest Hyster dealers in the United States, both responsible for the majority of the southeastern United States. Briggs’ territory to sell and service Hyster brand lift trucks includes Florida, Arkansas and Atlanta, and portions of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. LiftOne will be responsible for portions of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
“Briggs is excited to expand both its footprint and product offering in the United States with the addition of the Hyster brand,” said Mike Winemiller, President of Briggs International. “The growth of our materials handing business brings more opportunities to our employees and better service to our customers. This acquisition provides our customers with more product options and quicker response times.