21 November 2022, 09:00
Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, based in Northern Ireland, have taken delivery of their first Sinoboom equipment at their Lisburn depot.
The order is made up of Sinoboom AB14EJ (AB460EJ) and AB18EJ (AB600EJ) articulating booms providing working heights of 16 meters and 20.2 meters. All models are electric, with the Discover AGM sealed maintenance free batteries fitted in the majority of the Sinoboom range, and AC electric drive which makes for faster driving speeds and longer battery duty cycles. The rough-terrain non-marking tyres give versatility by enabling them to work both outdoors in uneven conditions and indoors without marking the floors. Both units offer 230kg, two-person capacity, and weigh 7,100kg and 8,300kg respectively.
Pictured at the handover are Wayne Sloan, Short Term Hire Manager, Briggs Equipment, and Julie Houston Smyth, UK/Ireland Regional Manager for Sinoboom. In the platforms are Briggs team members Alan Blair, Business Development Manager (left) and Aodhan Smith, Customer Support (right).
Wayne Sloan commented: “As part of Briggs’ commitment to our zero-emission strategy we have invested heavily in electric products for our short term hire fleet. The Sinoboom range is attractive as the AGM maintenance free batteries provide long term cost saving benefits, and the overall build quality and component specifications of these particular models impressed us.”
Julie Houston Smyth stated: “We are delighted that Wayne has selected Sinoboom articulating booms for his hire fleet. Equipment operators expect alternatives to traditional diesel/petrol fuel rough terrain machines. This expectation is in turn driving rental companies to adapt to meet the challenge. Briggs Equipment Group of companies’ strategy enables them to maintain their position at the forefront of these industry changes.”
Briggs Equipment Group has grown significantly in recent years through acquisition – particularly in Ireland. Briggs Equipment UK Ltd is part of Briggs International, the world's largest global distributor of Hyster and Yale products. Their parent company Sammons Enterprises Inc is one of the world’s largest privately owned companies. It operates wholly owned businesses and investor partnerships in industries such as insurance, property and equipment distribution.
The delivery to Briggs was organized by Sinoboom’s European subsidiary, Sinoboom BV, which is based near Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Sinoboom BV provides customers across the European region with a broad selection of electric-powered Sinoboom MEWPs, supported by a comprehensive after-sales service and rapid access to a spare parts network.