The Hireman Celebrates Milestone Week with the Opening of a New Depot in Kent

Author Greg.Reygate Calendar 31 May 2024

The Hireman is thrilled to announce two significant milestones: the opening of our newest depot in Rochester, Kent, and a significant expansion of our range of powered access. These milestones are part of our ongoing mission to provide an unparalleled tool hire service for our customers in the construction industry.

Expanding our reach and range

The new Kent depot will support our existing operation, enabling us to deliver better customer service. In addition to offering our usual range of tools and equipment locally, it will be a regional hub for our expanding range of powered access, plant, and machinery, serving London and the South East. It’s also our new central workshop for all our major repairs, which will improve our efficiency and quality.

“Some of our best people live in and around Kent, and when you add great transport links and the availability of warehousing with yard space, it made sense for us to have a base here and create a hub for powered access and our main workshop. So, this expansion is about improving our efficiency, quality and service, just as much as it’s about reaching new customers in Kent and East Sussex. Next year, we’ll be celebrating our 40th anniversary and I think this longevity is because we’ve always kept our customers and our people at the heart of everything we do.” Neil Graham, Managing Director

A new depot, main workshop and powered access hub

The new Kent depot will be a dedicated hub for our new range of powered access from Snorkel. We’re particularly excited about the new S3013 Mini and the S2755RTE rough terrain scissor lift. The Mini is designed for applications where a very small footprint is required and yet this all-electric scissor achieves a 19 ft working height. The rough terrain scissor achieves a working height of 33 ft and is equipped with lithium battery drive for clean and quite operation both indoor and outdoor, making this a very adaptable piece of access equipment. We’ve also invested in the popular S3219 and S3226 scissors, with 25 ft and 32 ft working heights respectively. The new depot will support our existing network of depots by distributing larger access equipment throughout London, the Home Counties, and beyond. This strategic expansion allows us to offer a broader range of high-quality equipment tailored to our clients’ diverse requirements.

“The opening of our new depot is very exciting. Being involved in the project’s inception means you build a certain bond with the depot, making you very proud once the doors open for business. This new site has a bigger yard than the London depots, allowing us to run a fleet of larger plant and powered access. As a data-nerd, I’m looking forward to analysing the trends and seeing how the depot grows over the coming months and years, and we’ll fine-tune our product range to suit.” Paul Scott, Head of Digital



“Recently, we took delivery of our largest CapEx investment in one order, a wide range of Snorkel electric scissor lifts, including a model which is brand new to the market: the S3013 Mini. To further support this investment, we have broadened our range of delivery vehicles with the addition of 8 new HGVs to deliver the access units and other larger orders to professional contractors across the South-East. As Head of Procurement & Facilities, the new depot has been a project particularly close to my heart, and if I dare say so myself…one of our best yet! Please feel free to stop by and see it, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome.” Alex Milne, Head of Procurement & Facilities



“Not all hire companies are the same in terms of service and quality, which is where we stand out. So, I’m confident that we’ll be a huge success with existing and new clients alike in Kent. Not just that, but this depot is a powered access hub for us, complementing our Xtra division, which has shown us how important these products are to our customers.” David Golledge, Commercial Director



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