Business profile: Hireways Ltd

Hireways Ltd has now been providing the construction industry with a high quality rental service for 17 years. The company has grown exponentially since its small beginnings, while retaining that friendly, small-town touch. The ownership remains consistent: the Hart family has a long history in heavy machinery, being engaged in contracting, farming and land development for many years.

Business profile: Hireways Ltd
Hydrema’s form a large part of Hireways’ ADT fleet

Hireways' main base is in Palmerston North, with a smaller depot in Wellington. The company hires machinery New
Zealand-wide, and caters for many clients, from those with small landscaping businesses to large quarry operations, and everyone in between.

The Wellington branch has shown great growth, with an increase in machinery, staff, and yard size, all to cater to customer needs and service.

Machinery yards, be it hire or sales, hold a certain fascination to anyone in the industry, and Hireways' yard is no exception. The company stocks interesting and unique equipment. Looking around, it becomes clear Hireways is obsessed.

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The reason Hireways is able to boost such great rental-ready equipment is based around its fantastic facilities — the yard boasts a sizable covered wash bay.

All machines go out clean, and if they come back mud-encrusted, then that's taken care of too. The crew on this essential service acts as eyes and ears, picking out any fault or damage. They have a full fabrication and mechanical workshops to ensure that all plant is provided to the customer in the best possible working order with all required modifications and safety issues seen to.

The workshop is large, but is becoming smaller. Somehow, six technicians operate out of here, alongside three engineer-welders, and all under the capable leadership of Andrew Turner and Malcolm Carmichael. Twenty-four-hour on-call help is available to tend to any unforeseen breakdowns, thanks to an in-house auto electrician, a fully-equipped service truck and a fleet of vans.

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Hireways has the ability to transport equipment from 600kg to 35 tonnes

Another factor giving Hireways an edge is its ability to handle transport requirements. Any machine, from 600kg up to 35 tonnes, can be handled by the various in-house transporters — timely delivery is a priority.

Hireways is continually updating its hire fleet and its extensive inventory of machinery and attachments is just one of the many examples of how it stands by its name, giving customers many 'ways to hire'.

For more information contact 0800 447 392.

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