Our story of success began in 1896 when two men, J.C. Weaver and C.H. Briggs had a single vision to create a successful industrial service company that would become an industry leader.
They opened Briggs-Weaver Machinery Company in Dallas. The business provided service for pump installations, lift trucks and material handling. It quickly gained a reputation of providing the best industrial equipment and services to many industries throughout the southwest.
Charles Sammons acquired the company in 1952. In 1996, Briggs Equipment became a separate working operation of Sammons Enterprises, Inc. The company made a name for itself by offering its customers a full range of high-quality services. It quickly became one of the largest and most successful members of the Sammons family.
In 1996, Briggs Equipment began operations in Mexico City. The Briggs Equipment Mexico team has earned the business of many Fortune 500 companies. Briggs Equipment has been the exclusive Yale brand forklift dealer throughout Mexico for 15 years. The company also provides Hyster brand products in 27 states.
Briggs Equipment UK joined the Sammons’ equipment distribution sector in 2006, providing a complement to the materials handling business in the United States and Mexico. The newest edition to the Briggs family is the sole national distributor of Yale brand materials handling equipment in the UK. The company is committed to being the customer’s first choice service provider. In 2007, Briggs International was formed to oversee the profitability and strategic growth of the entire Sammons Enterprises’ equipment distribution sector.
Growing the Legacy
While we are deeply proud of our past, we are excited about our future. In 2012, Briggs Equipment expanded its footprint in the United States when it acquired 15 new offices in the South and Southeast making it the largest dealer of industrial and construction equipment in North America.
Providing customers with smart business solutions has ensured the company’s growth since Charles A. Sammons acquired the business more than 60 years ago. Industry knowledge and business savvy positions the Briggs Equipment brand for continued global expansion during the next 60 years.