Kennards make acquisition in New South Wales
By Murray Pollok12 September 2023
Australian rental business Kennards Hire has acquired McNeil’s Hire in Inverell, New South Wales.
McNeil’s Hire, which has been in existence since 1987, supplies the local DIY and construction market. Kennards said McNeil’s five staff members will stay with the business.
The deal brings Kennards network in New South Wales to 60 locations.
Kennards said Inverell and its surrounding regions were seeing strong and consistent growth, and that the range of products at the location would be increased, including new site accommodation, traffic management equipment, toilets and vehicles, specialist products and its well-known ‘Never Ever Run Out’ equipment range.
Darren Simmons, Kennards’ general manager for NSW and Australian Capital Territory (ACT), said; “McNeil’s Hire has a strong affinity with customers in Inverell and a legacy of supporting the local community.
“Under the strong leadership of seasoned branch manager, Scott Vidler, who returns back home to Inverell after many years working in Queensland and most recently Western Australia, we’re delighted to have the support of local industry experts who will continue to provide the excellent customer service the Inverell community has had with the McNeil’s team.”
McNeil’s Hire owner Digby McNeil said that after 30 years of renting equipment to the Inverell community, the time was right to hand over the reins; “As a family-owned and operated business ourselves, Kennards Hire’s innovation and customer-focused attitude played a big part in our decision to sell.
“We know that the team will do an excellent job of helping the community get the job done quickly and easily.”