Australia’s Bertola Hire acquired

Kennards Hire has added a location in Western Australia with the acquisition of Bertola Hire in Albany.

It will be Kennard’s first location in the most Southern part of the State, and means that it now has 23 branches in Western Australia.

Photo of Kennards Hire depot in Albany, Western Australia. Staff at the new Kennards Hire depot in Albany, Western Australia. (Photo: Kennards)

Kennards’ Western Australia General Manager, Dave Schurman, said, “Albany is a thriving region and we’re looking forward to investing and supporting growth and infrastructure improvements with our extensive equipment offering and great service.

“We’re also very pleased to have the team members from Bertola Hire to stay on with us. They bring with them local knowledge and understanding of the community.”

Peter Bertola, who has sold the business to Kennards, added; “As a business run by our family for generations, we have full confidence that Kennards Hire will effectively carry forward our legacy, dedicated to simplifying our customers’ tasks.”

The new branch will stock a full range of general hire equipment along with earthmoving and access equipment.

Existing Bertola staff staying with Kennards will include Kevin Thomas, a service person, and Paul Oldham, hire controller. They will be joined by Kennards regional manager Aaron Meadows and branch manager Timonthy Hensby. 

Schurman added; “As a family-owned business, it’s important to us that we are able to give back and support the communities where our people live and work.

“We believe that by working closely with our neighbours and local businesses within the Albany community, we’re constructing a brighter future, one partnership at a time.”

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