Handling and moving materials can be a complex operation. You may not have the right equipment and, at times you may not know how to go about it.
That's where Kennards Lift and Shift can help.
Our name is synonomous with lifting materials handling solutions. Whatever you need to lift and shift, we can provide the equipment and advice to help you safely and efficiently move bulky, awkward or heavy loads.
A division of the Kennards Hire group, it opened in 2003 and within five years grew from one hire centre in Sydney to a national network of branches, including Wollongong NSW, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Kennards Lift & Shift is headed up by Allen Besseling, who has 23 years experience in the hire industry and was the General Manager of Kennards Hire before taking on this new role.
Allen saw a great need for such a specialist hire division, and after visiting similar operations in the US and Britain and scouring the world for innovative products, launched the new entity.
Much of the equipment offered by Kennards Lift & Shift at that time had never previously been available in Australia. That situation continues today because the company is continually searching overseas for new products that will "make the job easy" for customers.
Whether it's carrying a 1 tonne load up stairs, lifting a 60 tonne load with only 5mm to get the jack under or lifting material up a 100m shaft, Kennards Lift & Shift has the answer.
All of its hire centres are staffed by experienced, qualified teams who do a lot more than hire equipment - they provide help, advice... solutions!
With safety the number one priority in lifting and moving jobs, the utmost care is taken to ensure equipment is of the highest quality and is regularly load tested and fully serviced.
There's no guesswork involved when Kennards Lift & Shift staff give advice. As well as being highly trained in the use of equipment, they are qualified riggers or, if they are new to the company, are in the process of getting their formal qualifications.
To become a qualified rigger, a person must first do a Dogman's Course, followed by a Rigger's Course.
Riggers are trained to handle a variety of tasks, including positioning structures such as beams and pre-cast walls, setting up and dismantling cranes and hoists, preparing loads for lifting and directing cranes.
They need to be able to calculate not only how heavy a load is, but also how that load will behave when it is lifted and moved and what type of lifting equipment needs to be used.
Kennards Lift & Shift staff use their specialist knowledge every day, advising customers how to go about their jobs.
When you need temporary equipment to load, unload, place and move goods, talk to us first. We understand materials handling and can offer you a solution that gets the job done efficiently, everytime.
Our range is comprehensive and well maintained. Plus it't backed by the benefits of belonging to the Kennards Group.
Kennards Hire has had over 60 years in the hire industry and still remains an all-Australian, family owned business.
We've made a lot of improvements to our range of products and services - all of them in response to requests from you, our customers. On this website simply browse through our comprehensive range of equipment, our topical news items, and if you're not sure where your nearest Kennards Hire branch is located, just click on the HIRE CENTRES menu and you'll instantly access detailed maps of all our Hire branches.
Kennards Hire is committed to making your job easy and one of the many ways we're doing that is by expanding our network of branches to ensure they are closer to you and your job! We have more than 90 branches in NSW, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine coast, Adelaide, ACT, and Perth, as well as 5 specialist division branches in NSW, VIC and SA.
More Tools and Equipment
We continue to expand our range of tools and equipment. On this website there are more than 400 individual tools or pieces of equipment. However we are always adding to our range so if you can't find something simply call or e-mail your closest Kennards Hire branch and we'll find it for you.
More Advice and Instruction
Kennards Hire is committed to providing the best service, making sure every time you hire, you get the best advice and exactly the right tool for the job. You expect the best customer service. And that's what we aim to provide. That's why we have ongoing staff training and incentive programmes to foster excellence in all aspects of our business from courteous customer service through to on-time delivery.
Our staff regularly attend seminars and visit Hire Centres around the world to keep up-to-date and bring the latest innovations back home. Our aim in all this is to "make your job easy" and to thank you for choosing Kennards in the best way we know - with better service, better products and a constant commitment to improvement.