About Us 2018-08-29T14:47:55-05:00


We are the largest materials handling supplier in the world

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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.

Global Reach

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.


We are an ESOP company and that imparts a unique flavor to the way we work – you’ll notice camaraderie, a sense of responsibility towards the profitability and a “one for all, all for one” attitude towards teamwork.

You will notice our undying enthusiasm for local charities in our communities, actively advocated for by our employees.

We’ve captured the Briggs way of doing things as
“Passionate People, Powerful Solutions”.


Do the right thing

We choose to do the right thing – no matter how unpopular.
No matter if no one’s watching.


Value Relationships

We take care of our own – our customers, our employees, our vendors, our community. Our enthusiasm for supporting our local charities is reflected in our annual contribution of nearly 4,500 hours and $1.5M.


Strive to have fun everyday

Our work culture is charged with the fun of discovery and triumph, a sense of purpose and forward energy. We aim for light, buoyant and easy  vs. crusty, frosty and bureaucratic3.


Exceed expectations

The pursuit of excellence to become the best we are capable of becoming1. To create abundance for our customers, employees, partners and communities. To have a spirit of generosity and giving to help those in need 2

1 John Wooden.  2 Thrive — Arianna Huffington.  3 How to have fun at work — Liz Ryan.


Briggs International is one of the world’s largest distributors of Yale and Hyster materials handling equipment. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Briggs is an international business with locations in the US, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. The industrial equipment business is composed of Briggs Equipment US, Briggs Equipment Mexico, and Briggs Equipment UK.


Revenue over $675M | 52 locations | Over 2,700 employees

Companies within the equipment distribution sector include:


Over $94M in revenue  | National Coverage |  585 employees

One of the largest materials handling distributors in Mexico, Briggs Equipment Mexico provides long-term rental and service contracts for materials-handling equipment customers across Mexico. It’s a leading provider of forklifts for the automobile industry, but also works with bottling, construction, logistics, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and steel companies in Mexico. Many of Briggs Mexico’s clients are multinational Fortune 500 companies.


$350M in revenue | 33 locations/8 states | 1,000 employees

With 33 locations in 8 states, Briggs Equipment US sells, rents, provides service and parts, and fleet management for materials-handling and other industrial equipment. Briggs US customers include the automotive, beverage, manufacturing, oil and gas, steel, glass, and technology industries.


Over $245M in revenue | National Coverage | 1,200 employees

Briggs Equipment UK sells, rents and maintains a full range of materials-handling equipment for private and public entities in the UK. The UK Ministry of Defence is one of Briggs primary clients.

Sammons Enterprises, Inc. [SEI] is a diversified holding company composed of financial services, industrial equipment, and real estate investment businesses. In 2015, SEI had three core businesses: Sammons Financial Group, Briggs International, and Compatriot Capital, a part of Sammons Equity Alliance. Each core business directs a group of sub-branded companies or investments.


Make your fleet perform at its full potential

Briggs Customer Pride is a fleet program with a laser focus on maximizing uptime, maintaining the lowest total cost of operation, analytics to ensure strategic fleet management – all supported by a strong backbone of communication to help you drive your organization’s strategic objectives.

Together, we will collaborate to accomplish achievement we can be proud of