Fuelled by current and future growth on the Hibiscus Coast, Hirepool has opened a second branch in Silverdale.
The company, which has had a branch in Silverdale Street for around 35 years, now has a new branch in Foundry Road.
Hub manager, Andrew Jensen, who manages 10 Hirepool branches between the North Shore and Whangarei, says the two branches will complement rather than compete with one another.
The original branch stocks tools and equipment suited for domestic DIY projects and small contractors use, while the new branch carries the large equipment used on major subdivisions or roading projects.
There are diggers ranging from 1.5 tonne to 20 tonne, rollers from 1.5 tonne to 14 tonne, booms, cherry pickers and scissor lifts, as well as trailers, chainsaws and some smaller equipment.
“Previously, this sort of equipment had to come from a Hirepool branch in South Auckland, so having it in Silverdale will mean reduced transport costs, convenience and friendly locals to deal with,” Andrew says. “The new branch also includes a workshop so repairs, maintenance and cleaning can be done on site.”
On site servicing, swap-outs if necessary and machinery breakdown repairs are all part of the service.
The Hirepool brand has been operating in New Zealand since 1955 and the company prides itself on its customer-focussed service.
The Foundry Road branch will be managed by Bradley Whitewood, who has been in the hire business for 15 years and is a heavy equipment specialist. Altogether there will be seven staff on site.
Andrew says getting the right advice can save people time and money.
“Businesses are taking a bit of a hit with Covid-19, but the pipeline of work looks strong at least up until Christmas.
“Everyone is watching what they spend and we recognise that there are some challenges, and we’re here to help wherever we can.”