Travis Perkins spends £5m on trucks

Builders merchant Travis Perkins has signed a contract with equipment supplier Briggs Equipment worth £5m to supply nearly 400 trucks and materials handling equipment.

Travis Perkins spends £5m on trucks

The flexible-hire contract includes a wide range of counterbalance and reach trucks, as well as low level order pickers and other smaller handling products.

Travis Perkins is replacing 250 trucks with vehicles from Brigg’s partner, Yale Materials Handling. Of these, around 58 LPG trucks are being replaced with electric units.

Nick Wilson, Travis Perkins’ general manager – Brackmills Stores, said: “With over 2,600 pallets that need to be picked and moved daily, our operation needs to run as efficiently as possible to meet demand.”

The Yale trucks come with a service and maintenance package and operate across eight of Travis Perkins’ UK distribution centres, although most of them will be used at the main centre in Northampton.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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