Kennards Hire announces its expansion in the New Zealand market with the acquisition of the three-branch network of City Hire in Christchurch. The 65-year-old family business already operates hire branches in Auckland and Wellington. With the addition of these three branches, Kennards Hire’s services are now available at 13 locations in New Zealand.

With branches in Papanui in Christchurch’s North, Hornby in the South and in Christchurch’s CBD, City Hire has been delivering its equipment hire services in the South Island’s largest city for over 25 years. Following the acquisition, the branding of the locations will be changed; however Kennards Hire will be retaining the same friendly staff.

The three new Kennards Hire branches will supply a huge range of reliable tools and equipment for use in professional projects or home DIY jobs.

Kennards Hire New Zealand General Manager, Tom Kinross comments that customers can be assured the professional and exceptional Kennards Hire customer service as well as the improved range and depth of equipment will be available from day one.

He explains that all local DIY-ers and tradespeople can expect the three new Kennards Hire branches to be fully operational with an even wider range of quality tools and equipment.

The three new Kennards branches are open seven days a week and will continue to operate out of 472 Moorhouse Avenue in Christchurch, 154 Langdons Road in Papanui and 198 Spring Road in Hornby.

Kennards Hire takes this opportunity to remind customers about the ongoing Kennards for Kids Initiative - throughout September and October, all equipment hires will benefit deserving Kiwi kids, with Kennards Hire donating $2 from every hire to KidsCan.