Kennards buys NZ’s Smiths

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- 10 Nov 2022 ( #1102 ) - Auckland, New Zealand
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Kennards' Belfast branch opening
Kennards' Belfast branch opening

Kennards Hire has acquired Smiths Hire, a successful hire business in Kaiapoi.

Expanding into the Waimakariri district, one of the fastest-growing regions in New Zealand, the new 7,000 sqm site makes it the largest Kennards Hire branch on the South Island. The new branch will combine pump and power, traffic and general hire equipment, creating a distribution centre-style branch to service the local Belfast region and beyond.

Branch manager Daniel Manning says: “This is such an exciting time for Kennards Hire in New Zealand. It is great to see a family-owned business evolve to bring their customers and communities everything they need to facilitate their projects, big or small. The Kaiapoi region has a long-standing history as an important trading centre. Kennards Hire is honouring that by making the new branch a true trading hub by bringing a vast range of equipment and services to the area.

“There is so much potential in our business for people who are keen to have a go and take advantage of the many career opportunities available. We are excited to have the experienced team from Smiths Hire join the family as Kennards Hire continues to expand its network across the South Island,” he adds.

Having entered the New Zealand market in November 2012 following the acquisition of McEntee Hire, Kennards Hire’s latest branch opening in Belfast comes as it gets ready to celebrate its 10th year of operation in New Zealand.

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