Friday, February 15, 2013

Materials Handling Equipment for Freight and Logistics Sector Can Be Seen Next Month

(and you could win a Kindle Fire HD into the bargain)
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UK – Nobody it seems is taking next months IMHX 2013 exhibition at the NEC Birmingham more seriously than Briggs Equipment. The materials handling show is the perfect place for the company to show off its complete range to prospective customers in both the freight and logistics and manufacturing sectors. Briggs is sole distributor in the UK for two of the best known names, Yale Europe Materials Handling and Hyster, both of which produce handling equipment which helps keep the supply chain intact.

This year visitors to the exhibition who register in advance HERE will receive a free gift bag as well as being in with a chance of winning a Kindle Fire HD and readers of the Briggs Facebook page will also get one of the high tech tablets if they win February’s exclusive photography competition.

Briggs is inviting exhibition visitors to take part in the seminars held on the Briggs/Hyster stand where they can also discover ways of reducing their carbon footprint whilst increasing productivity. There will be four seminars daily where visitors will have the opportunity to pose questions to the company's leading figures. Bill Goodwin, Briggs's Sales Director, commented:

"The seminars will be informative and interesting. Visitors will be able to get an insight into the specialist knowledge we have and engage with some thought provoking subjects. Each seminar will be no more than 20 minutes and everyone is welcome to join us."

Other features of the Briggs/Hyster stand include a 45 tonne capacity reach stacker along with other machines to represent Hyster's diverse produce range from ship to shore to shop floor. Three large containers will also be kitted out to showcase the latest developments across the ports and shipping industry, manufacturing and warehouse operations.

Meanwhile over in the Briggs/Yale stand in Hall 20 there will be interactive and audio-visual displays that point to the future of the materials handling industry, including a robotic guide and of course the chance to examine Yale’s state-of-the-art equipment, ranging in size from small pallet trucks and tow tractors to reach trucks and VNA machines. Constructed on two levels, the stand also has an extensive hospitality suite where visitors can meet leading figures from the company in an informal setting. Bill Goodwin continues:

“As well as showcasing the latest Yale equipment, the stand will also reflect Briggs’s vision for the future, which includes providing comprehensive, customer-led solutions. We will also be launching the latest, updated version of our exclusive, intelligent vehicle management system, Speedshield. The advantage for the customer is a significant fuel cost saving, using idle-timeout shutdown, while ensuring a HSE paper trail of pre-shift checks and the ability to reduce the risk of accidental damage to trucks and stock.

"We're really looking forward to IMHX, it's going to be a fantastic event with the opportunity to develop new and existing customer relationships. We have a large presence, giving visitors an experience they will remember."