Kaikoura Hire joins the team!
This acquisition developed from the need to support the locals of Kaikoura, as well as our customers who have joined forces to repair the significant and far reaching damage caused by the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake. After sending equipment to Kaikoura for months, we started to search for a more sustainable solution that makes our gear more accessible in the area. We began discussions with Steve Vaughan, the owner of Kaikoura Hire, about how we could work together to support the rebuild and the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR).
We agreed that the scale and expertise of Hirepool combined with Steve’s local knowledge was the best way to support our customers and ultimately the families and businesses impacted. We are delighted that this has resulted in the acquisition of Kaikoura Hire, a business that has successfully served the Kaikoura district for eleven years and that we are fortunate to have Steve continue on as the Branch Manager.
Southern Regional Manager, Ant Smit; “Our aim is to continue to serve the community as well as assisting our customers working in and around Kaikoura to rebuild homes, infrastructure and roads following the recent earthquakes. The business has been successfully run to this point by Steve and Rachel Vaughan. Steve will continue on as Branch Managers and our customers will continue to benefit from Steve’s significant hire and trade experience, whilst benefiting from further investment that will add to the range of plant and equipment now available from our Kaikoura branch.”
“We are looking forward to serving the Kaikoura area so come in and see Steve and his team at the all new Hirepool Kaikoura!” Mark Greenstreet, Regional Sales Manager
Hirepool now has 70 locations and with our large national footprint we are able to support customers throughout New Zealand for all their hire needs.