Kennards Hire has a big branch network of equipment hire company in Perth following the opening of three new outlets.
Six years after moving into Perth with three branches, the fully Australian, family-owned company now operates nine equipment hire centres.
The expansion results from the establishment in August of a new hire centre at Rockingham, followed by the acquisition in November of the business of workforce equipment hire, which operated in Fremantle, Mandurah and Midland.
Kennards moved into Fremantle and Mandurah, and merged the Midland operation with its existing branch in the same suburb.
According to Kennards, the extensive branch network was a big advantage. Contractors know they can access the same high quality equipment and service wherever they are working.
Kennards now has 92 locations across Australia, of which nine were added in the second half of 2006.
Other new outlets include Noosaville and Cleveland in Queensland; Coffs Harbour, Dapto and Corrimal in NSW; and Geelong in Victoria.
In addition, existing branches have moved to new, better locations in Indooroopilly in Queensland and Hoxton Park in NSW.
Kennards attributes the growth to its strong commitment to quality in all aspects of operations.
Kennards has processes, which have been developed over a long period, to ensure customers are provided with good quality, reliable equipment and outstanding service.