Equipment hire company Kennards Hire announces that its flagship branch in Albany, NZ has been awarded a Gold Hire Excellence Award by the Hire Industry Association of New Zealand. The award is in recognition of Kennards Hire Albany’s contribution to the hire industry in New Zealand.

The Hire Industry Association of New Zealand (HIANZ) recognises branches demonstrating innovative layouts and internal structures, strong and prominent branding, a commitment to customer service and operational efficiency.

Kennards Hire Albany’s Branch Manager Nic Taylor accepted the award from HIANZ. Though Kennards Hire is an established family business in Australia, the company has been operating in New Zealand for only three years.

He explained that the branch had made a really concerted effort to create an impact on the NZ hire industry within this time, and the Gold Hire Excellence Award was a wonderful acknowledgement of the hard work put in by numerous Kennards Hire staff members in New Zealand.

Kennards Hire began its New Zealand operations three years ago with the acquisition of McEntee Hire. Following the Auckland-wide rebranding of McEntee Hire, Kennards Hire expanded into Wellington opening a new branch in Newtown and also entered the South Island last year by acquiring City Hire, a three-branch hire company in Christchurch.

Throughout their growth and expansion, Kennards Hire has continued to improve their services by training staff, upgrading equipment and working hard on customer service excellence.

Observing that HIANZ does an excellent job at upholding, across the entire industry, many of the values considered fundamental in the operation of the Kennards Hire business, Tom Kimber, the Northern Area Manager for Kennards Hire NZ said the award represented a special moment for the company in New Zealand as well as for Nic Taylor and his team in Albany.