Australian family-owned and operated equipment hire company, Kennards Hire, is expanding its market in Western Australia with the acquisition of Bertola Hire in Albany, bringing its state network footprint to 23 branches.
The new branch represents Kennards Hire’s entrance in the most southern part of Western Australia and will be servicing the Albany region which boasts diverse industries, encompassing forestry, freight (port), mining, tourism, and agriculture.
Western Australia General Manager, Dave Schurman, said, “Albany is a thriving region and we’re looking forward to investing and supporting growth and infrastructure improvements with our extensive equipment offering and great service.”
“We’re also very pleased to have the team members from Bertola Hire to stay on with us. They bring with them local knowledge and understanding of the community. At Kennards Hire, we are very much connected to our family and community values, and to be able to share these values right away is a great way to start here for us in Albany,” Dave added.
Supported by Regional Manager, Aaron Meadows, the Albany Branch team will be led by experienced Branch Manager, Timonthy Hensby who is joined by Kevin Thomas as Service Person Driver and Paul Oldham as Hire Controller, both of whom were working for Bertola Hire before the acquisition.
Peter Bertola, former owner of Bertola Hire, said, "As a business run by our family for generations, we have full confidence that Kennards Hire will effectively carry forward our legacy, dedicated to simplifying our customers' tasks."
Kennards Hire is eager to build on local community relationships, with ambitions to become a prominent supporting member of the surrounding neighbourhoods.
“As a family-owned business, it’s important to us that we are able to give back and support the communities where our people live and work," Dave said. “We believe that by working closely with our neighbours and local businesses within the Albany community, we're constructing a brighter future, one partnership at a time."
The new branch is equipped with a full range of general hire equipment along with earthmoving and access equipment such as excavators, compact scissor lifts and cherry pickers.
Selected pieces of Bertola Hire equipment and memorabilia will be sent to Sydney and housed in the Kennards Hire Museum.
The new branch is located at 118 Chester Pass Rd, Lange WA 6330. For all your hire equipment needs, call the Kennards Hire Albany team on (08) 9841 1257.