Family-owned equipment hire company, Kennards Hire
has expanded into New Zealand by acquiring the business of McEntee Hire.
This acquisition gives Kennards nine equipment centres in Auckland, bringing the total branch network to 138. Expanding for the first time outside Australia, Kennards will invest heavily in increasing the range and depth of equipment available to contractors, tradesmen, businesses and home improvers.
McEntee Hire owner Bill McEntee is pleased to be able to sell his business to another family-owned company that shares the same core values for customer-focussed service and support. The existing staff will be staying on at the branches.
General Manager of Kennards Hire New Zealand, Tom Kinross, said McEntee Hire was highly respected in the industry, and had very loyal customers. Kennards would make every effort to maintain the rapport while expanding the range and depth of equipment and introducing systems that will deliver great customer service.
Andy Kennard, whose father started the business 64 years ago, said his family was proud to be able to continue McEntee Hire’s work within a family business framework.
Kennards CEO Allen Besseling said that there would be benefits for both new and existing customers, especially for those who operate in both countries.