Family-owned Australian equipment hire company, Kennards Hire, has acquired Redi Hire Solutions, a successful rental business in Geraldton, bringing its Western Australian branch network to 22.
Building on a strong existing presence in Australia’s most western state, the 6,000-square-meter site is north of Kennards Hire’s existing Joondalup branch, helping to strategically bridge the network in the midwest between Perth and Pilbara. Equipped with a full range of rental equipment including earthmoving, lifting, landscaping, and general hire equipment to help support local mining and farming industry, construction and DIYers.
Geraldton’s new branch manager Dylan Moebius, said, “Kennards Hire is excited to be expanding its regional network in Western Australia. Having recently celebrated 21 years last year since we opened our first branch in WA, we continue to see great opportunities for growth and the Redi Hire Solutions acquisition increases our footprint in a growing market.”
Moerbus has worked in the hire industry for 12 years, and previously held the role of branch manager at Kennards Hire, Port Hedland. He worked his way up from casual sales person driver at the age of 19 starting off at the Balcatta branch, a suburb of Perth.
He is excited to bring his experience to the area and continue the hire legacy grown in Geraldton by the husband-and-wife team, Leslie and Fiona Panting, who are now retiring. Fiona's brothers, Mark and David Stewart , are continuing their family tradition and have joined the Kennards Hire team alongside all other employees at the Geraldton branch.
“We are delighted to have the original business team and family members stay on with us. They bring with them local knowledge and experience and will be great assets to the business. We deeply value family and community at Kennards Hire and to be able to share these values right away is a great way to start here for us in Geraldton,” said Moerbus.
Kennards Hire is eager to build on local community relationships and will continue the existing sponsorship of the local bowling club, with ambitions to further sponsor and be involved with community field days.
“As a family-owned business, it’s really important to us that we are able to give back and continue supporting the communities where our people live and work," Moerbus said.
With local mining, farming and industrial markets near the port, there is a strong demand for high quality equipment in the region. Kennards Hire Geraldton stocks a vast range of specialist gear, including mining shutdown equipment like 185 and 400 cfm compressors, 600-amp welders, 2 kva to 350k va generators, torquing and lifting equipment, concrete cutting and grinding equipment and more.
The company offers an extensive product range, expert advice and contactless service.
For more information, visit kennards.com.au.