Briggs Equipment and LiftOne this week opened their doors as authorized Hyster lift truck dealers in Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., respectively. This follows a January announcement where Barloworld announced it had executed letters of interest regarding the sale of its U.S. 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.”
“With the change to Hyster products, LiftOne’s focus on being our customers’ ‘trusted partner’ for their parts and service solutions remains unchanged,” said Edward Weisiger, Jr., CEO of Carolina Tractor, the parent company of LiftOne.
Headquartered in Dallas, Briggs Equipment is No. 24 on the RER 100.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., LiftOne is a full-service material handling dealership with branch locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and now Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.