Making Your Job Easy
With more than 180 branches across Australia and New Zealand, Kennards Hire is the largest family-owned supplier of high quality, hire equipment.
Our business has been built on strong family values and the persistent determination to the be best. Offering customers high quality equipment, exceptional service and established core values in honest, integrity, trust and respect, our business philosophy has remained unchanged for over 70 years.
Today our customers count on us to:
- Be an expert partner to help them get their job done well
- Supply an extensive product range
- Deliver an easy hiring experience
- Provide rock solid quality you can count on
Our Specialist Branches
Our specialist branch knowledge and equipment is regularly used in some of the largest civil infrastructure and commercial construction projects across Australia and New Zealand.
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One of our four values, ‘Taking Hire Higher’, has been along for the ride with us from day one … back in 1948.
It’s about challenging industry convention, learning, improving, looking at our business from our customers’ perspective, being innovative and providing products and services that benefit our customers.
That belief has shaped Kennards Hire and helped drive the Australian Hire and Rental Industry to become what it’s known for today.
HRIA in Australia
The Hire and Rental Association has long shared in our ground-breaking plans for the industry. And true to form, our involvement has in no way been passive.
In 1967 Neville Kennard founded the Hire Association of NSW, and served as the inaugural President – with the vision of creating an industry body that kept members informed and fostered relationships amongst peers. Since that time, many of our team have been elected to senior and leadership roles within the now national body, the Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA).
We’ve been recognised by our industry peers on numerous occasions:
HRIA Hire Company of the Year
We’ve won three times – 2001, 2008 and 2014 – so far…
Life Member, Australian Hire & Rental Association
In 2003 Andy Kennard was recognised for his commitment and contribution to the Hire Industry.
American Rental Association (ARA)
Fifty years of ARA membership were marked in 2014, for Kennards Hire. Both Andy and Neville Kennard were among the earliest overseas ARA members, with Andy Kennard inducted in 2003 into the ARA Hall of Fame.
Together with our suppliers we put our customers first
Our suppliers provide the newest tools, best equipment and training and give us unbeatable support. In turn we hire those same brands to our customers.
We say thanks to our suppliers via our Supplier Awards held every two years.
The Fair Dinkum Award – Honours the suppliers who deliver on their promises. Is reliable, upfront and honest
The Every Customer is a raving fan Award – Honours the supplier who has outstanding customer service and best satisfies customer needs
The One Family Award – Honours the supplier who continually displays support and trust, is mutually respectful and cares
The Taking Hire Higher Award – Honours the supplier who pushes continuous improvement and helps Kennards Hire by bringing new ideas and solutions to market