In April 2021, Laois Hire Services Ltd was acquired by Briggs Equipment, the UK & Ireland’s leading asset management and engineering services specialist.
Briggs equipment are part of Sammons Enterprises who were established in 1938 and are headquartered in Dallas, Texas with approximately 6 Billion in annual revenue and almost $100 Billion in Assets.
This move will work to the advantage of both parties, strengthening their positions within the Irish market. It will allow Briggs to diversify its product and service offering by taking advantage of Laois Hire’s vast product range including plant, welfare units, pumps, generators, variable message signs and the provision of traffic management solutions.
Laois Hire was founded in 1992 by Michael and Maureen Killeen, and it has continuously gone from strength to strength over the decades. They have built Laois Hire from an unknown brand into a household name. It is an amazing journey of growth and this is the next step. Laois Hire are confident that they will be able to expand further and diversify with the backing & support of Briggs.
Michael Killeen, MD of Laois Hire commented:
“We are delighted that Briggs is on board, and thankful for this fantastic opportunity. We are looking forward to working closely with them to drive our business even further forward. There are big plans in place for product expansion and diversification and we are excited about what the future holds for Laois Hire.. We want to stress that Laois Hire will continue trading under their own name and with all current operational contacts remaining in place”