Specialist heavy machinery company Porter Hire is entering the Australian market with equipment from Hyundai Construction Equipment .
A leading hire company in New Zealand, Porter Hire is part of the Porter Group, which has been a distributor of Hyundai construction equipment through its Hyundai Construction Equipment Australia (HCEA) subsidiary for 10 years. HCEA has branches throughout Australia.
Porter Hire’s entry in the Australian market will give companies in the mining, liquid natural gas, and civil engineering sectors a range of options to hire or purchase high-quality equipment.
Backed by more than 60 years of experience, Porter Hire is focused entirely on the earthmoving and heavy plant market, and operates over 3,000 units in New Zealand, Southern California and Australia.
According to Porter Hire Australia General Manager Nathan Abbott, the company’s move into Australia this year has been a huge success. In Australia, Porter Hire is focussed on the mining, liquefied natural gas and associated civil works, civil construction and infrastructure markets with a range of heavy equipment. Nathan Abbott has considerable experience in the hire industry in both Australia and New Zealand.
The fleet includes excavators from 1.6 tonnes to 120 tonnes, articulated dump trucks from 25 tonnes to 40 tonnes, 28,000 and 36,000 litre water carts, various sized graders, loaders from 1.5m³ to 5.0m³, and a wide range of dozers, skid steer loaders, compactors and compaction rollers.
Porter Hire’s new hire fleet will primarily be made up of Hyundai equipment and the company will source machinery at short notice, as required by its customers.
Porter Hire can supply machinery for medium or long-term hire and will focus on meeting the specialised needs of large projects across Australia through packaged solutions. Porter Hire’s branches will provide customers with access to machinery and a great deal of technical support including field service and on-site maintenance support.
Customers will be able to choose from a range of hire or purchase packages, including rent-to-buy options.