Making Your Job Easy
With more than 170 branches across Australia and New Zealand, Kennards Hire is Australia’s #1 family-owned supplier of high quality, hire equipment. From DIY through small-medium projects to large construction sites, our equipment range is available to hire and make your job easy. Our extensive range of hire equipment is worth shouting about and our staff are experts in the trade.
At every Kennards Hire branch you can be sure:
- They have high-quality equipment
- The customer service is second-to-none
- The equipment is always reliable
That’s what makes us stand alone as number one in Hire.
We have every customer covered
- DIY Enthusiast
- Professional Tradesperson
- Project Sites
In a Kennards Hire branch there's no need to guess which tool to use - it's our job to solve your problems.
Our Specialist Branches
Our specialist branch knowledge and equipment is regularly used in some of the largest civil infrastructure and commercial construction projects across Australia and New Zealand.
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One of our four values, ‘Taking Hire Higher’, has been along for the ride with us from day one … back in 1948.
It’s about challenging industry convention, learning, improving, looking at our business from our customers’ perspective, being innovative and providing products and services that benefit our customers.
That belief has shaped Kennards Hire and helped drive the Australian Hire and Rental Industry to become what it’s known for today.
HRIA in Australia
The Hire and Rental Association has long shared in our ground-breaking plans for the industry. And true to form, our involvement has in no way been passive.
In 1967 Neville Kennard founded the Hire Association of NSW, and served as the inaugural President – with the vision of creating an industry body that kept members informed and fostered relationships amongst peers. Since that time, many of our team have been elected to senior and leadership roles within the now national body, the Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA).
We’ve been recognised by our industry peers on numerous occasions:
HRIA Hire Company of the Year
We’ve won three times – 2001, 2008 and 2014 – so far…
Life Member, Australian Hire & Rental Association
In 2003 Andy Kennard was recognised for his commitment and contribution to the Hire Industry.
American Rental Association (ARA)
Fifty years of ARA membership were marked in 2014, for Kennards Hire. Both Andy and Neville Kennard were among the earliest overseas ARA members, with Andy Kennard inducted in 2003 into the ARA Hall of Fame.
Together with our suppliers we put our customers first
Our suppliers provide the newest tools, best equipment and training and give us unbeatable support. In turn we hire those same brands to our customers.
We say thanks to our suppliers via our Supplier Awards held every two years.
The Fair Dinkum Award – Honours the suppliers who deliver on their promises. Is reliable, upfront and honest
The Every Customer is a raving fan Award – Honours the supplier who has outstanding customer service and best satisfies customer needs
The One Family Award – Honours the supplier who continually displays support and trust, is mutually respectful and cares
The Taking Hire Higher Award – Honours the supplier who pushes continuous improvement and helps Kennards Hire by bringing new ideas and solutions to market