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Where we’re at and where we’re
headed next

Here’s the lowdown on a collection of contacts, information and things – from basic details to logos, expert sources and speakers – that could help make your job easier.

Fast Facts

Founded: 1948, Bathurst NSW
Founder: Walter Kennard
Second Generation: Neville & Andy Kennard
Third Generation: Angus, Cam & Rory Kennard, Kirstie Kovacs (nee Kennard)
Ownership: Privately held
Status: Australia’s #1 Family-owned Hire Business
Size: 1100 employees
Number of Branches: 150 (As at end 2014)
States & Territories:            NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, ACT, NT
Countries: Australia and New Zealand
Specialist Branch Network:

Concrete Care, Lift & Shift, Pump & Power, Traffic, Rail, Test & Measure


To be the Best Hire Company in the World

Purpose: To make our customers’ job easier
Values: One Family, Fair Dinkum, Every Customer a Raving Fan, Taking Hire Higher

Media Contact

Matt Hankin
Head of Marketing

Accolades and Awards

The Kennard Family, Kennards Hire, our leaders, our blog, and our products have been recognised worldwide by the following organisations: [Insert award logo] Founding member of the Hire & Rental Industry Association (HRIA)

[Insert award logo] Winner Inaugural 2001 HRIA Hire Company of the Year
[Insert award logo] Winner 2008 HRIA Hire Company of the Year
[Insert award logo] Winner 2014 HRIA Hire Company of the Year
[Insert award logo] Winner 2014 Distinguished Family Business of Australia
[Insert award logo] Family Business Australia (FBA) Hall of Fame Inductee
[Insert award logo] American Rental Association (ARA) Hall of Fame Inductee

[Insert award logo] Winner [year] New Inventions [award name]

Events and Coverage

Kennards Hire regularly speaks at,sponsors and participates in industry conferences and events .

We have also been featured in various media and publications including ABC, DEF, GHI, JKL, MNO, PQR and STU.

An Iconic Brand

“87% prompted and unprompted brand awareness making the Kennards Hire brand significantly top of mind in the hire industry.” ~ The Stent Partnership

The Kennards Hire website sees 180 000 p/m web visits, which accounts for 45.43% of all online searches within the Building and Construction Industry.” ~ Experiean Market Research

“Kennards Hire enjoys leading brand preference in the small to medium trade business customer segments.” ~ The Stent Partnership

“Kennards Hire is the number one search term driving traffic to the Building and Construction industry, followed by Reece.” ~ Hitwise Market Research

Sources andSpeakers

Kennards Hire is filled with experts in their field who are eager to share their tips, best practice and thought leadership. We especially love exchanging ideas and innovations with likeminded value- and culture-driven businesses and audiences.

If your publication or article needs an expert view, source or comment, we would be happy to deliver on our promise and make your job easier.

Submit an expert source request

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If your company or organisation is hosting a conference, summit, workshop or seminar, we’d be humbled to contribute and join your speaker lineup.

Submit a speaker request

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Logos and Images

Logos & Images for Web Use
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Logos & Images for Print Use
Request an EPS file
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