Access Hire Australia has established a new distribution division and facility in the City of Newcastle to service the growing needs of the New South Wales construction and mining industries.

A specialist division of Access Group and a Finalist in the national HRIA Excellence Awards, Access Hire Australia is one of the country’s largest privately owned equipment suppliers, supplying the full range of market leading Genie and JLG elevating work platforms, materials handling equipment and lighting towers and generators.

Located at 199 Maitland Road, Hexham, Access Hire’s latest branch spans 10,000sqm and comprises of commercial offices and workshop space. Access Hire has implemented LEAN Management production processes to ensure high quality equipment and safety outcomes.

According to Tom Fraser, Group General Manager for Access Group, the NSW facility will deliver east coast clients with an improved service for hiring and buying quality EWPs. The new branch was established following close consultation with Access Hire’s local New South Wales clients; the business is expected to deliver positive economic benefits to the City of Newcastle as well as its surrounding districts.

As remote project specialists, and long-time suppliers to the country’s largest construction companies and mining projects, Access Hire’s success has been built on the backbone of strategic partnerships and a capacity to deliver new equipment with an average age of just 2.9 years, together with full back-up services and customer support. With 180 employees Access Hire has brought grassroots competition to the region.

Industry professional and Newcastle local, David Tripodi, who has over 12 years of experience hiring and selling to the major projects and construction industries, is spearheading the operation.

With construction earmarked as one of Australia’s ongoing economic success stories, Tripodi believes the value Access Hire will bring to the region will be welcomed given their breadth of solutions from hire and purchase through to specialist transportation and equipment service and repairs, including OEM spare parts and certified training.