The team at Preston Hire New Zealand are proudly celebrating 5 Years of business this month, having grown from a small, single operator business to a growing leader for specialised hire equipment.
“It is a really proud moment to look at the team we have built and reflect upon our first 5 years of servicing the Kiwi construction industry,” said Sean Reid, General Manager of Preston Hire New Zealand. “My team are the heart and soul of this business and the core reason we continue to successfully grow each year. Their commitment, passion and expertise are exceptional. I consider myself a lucky man to be surrounded by the best in the business!” he exclaimed.
Reid started the business in 2016 with a clear vision for how he wanted to build the Preston Hire brand in his home country. He identified three key areas of focus – employing the right people, providing quality products and to always be authentically Kiwi.
“I am really passionate about everything starting with the people who represent your brand. I knew the products in our fleet were going to deliver incredible benefits to multiple industries across New Zealand, however having trusted and knowledgeable personnel with a good sense of humour was going to be the key to our success,” said Reid. “The early years of operation taught me what our customers wanted and the type of service they expected. Being on the ground and dealing with every aspect of the business myself – from sales to operations and admin – was incredibly valuable in identifying the skillsets and personalities we needed to stand out in the industry,” he said. “I learnt first-hand how our gear genuinely assisted our customers and their projects and how we helped make life easier for them. Over the years I have held on to this service commitment and ensured we always deliver what we promise.”
The extensive fleet of equipment has been thoughtfully selected by the team to deliver solutions for construction challenges. As a leader in the provision of specialist construction, infrastructure, civil and commercial equipment, the fleet includes the best and largest range of Spider cranes in New Zealand – from small spider cranes to large hydraulic cranes – each with unique capabilities, minimal impact and maximum load capacities suited to a variety of site applications.
The iconic Preston Hire SuperDeck system is also renowned across New Zealand thanks to its ‘drawer-like’ system designed to enhance both the safety of workers and efficiency of material handling and transportation on-site, particularly on multi-storey construction sites. The SuperDeck saves hook time and money while also rapidly improving productivity – vital for any build.
“Customers recognise the efficiencies our products offer to a range of applications. We have an amazing group of customers from Tier 1 builders through to incredibly talented owner operators who need gear from time to time. Every customer challenges us with differing site requirements needing a solution. We thrive on a challenge and love demonstrating how they can Count on Us!” explained Reid.
The New Zealand market is unique, supportive and proud to embrace their own.
“In 2020 we opened a branch in the South Island due to growing demand for localised service,” said Reid. “It is an honour to know our people and products are in demand and our services are recognised as some of the best in the business. We never rest on our laurels and will continue to strive to deliver more of the Preston Hire spirit we are known for. I’m excited for the next 5 years.”