This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
EXHIBITOR PROFILE HIRE SUPPLY CO


STAND A50


More to see from HSC


Hire Supply Co and the other operations in its expanding group will have a lot of new developments to talk about to visitors at the Show. Alan Guthrie reports.


Hire Supply Co (HSC) has steadily expanded its operation over the years and several recent developments demonstrate just how comprehensive the business has become. The Show will provide the perfect opportunity to update hire professionals on its latest initiatives in readiness for the New Year.


The Aurora rechargeable light has long-life LED bulbs to reduce energy consumption.


One significant move is the recent appointment of Steve McKenzie as Group Sales Manager. He joined HSC four years ago as Regional Sales Manager and will now co-ordinate activities across the organisation’s activities, which extend beyond the core HSC business supplying a variety of products across a wide range of markets. The group now includes HSC MSC


(the re-branded Midland Power Distribution (UK) activity which was acquired in 2014) offering garden machinery and other specialist items; the dedicated HSC London operation serving hirers in the capital throughout the M25 area; and HSC FireSafe which provides fire extinguisher sales, service and risk assessments.


“We have grown to the extent that we are now very much a group,” says MD Gary McWilliam. “Steve will be responsible for planning and leading our activities throughout the business, and ensuring that we identify and implement the processes that an operation our size now requires.”


Well-known in the industry


Steve is well-known to many industry professionals. He started his career with Hilti back in 1989 and then worked with Kango, JMD Diamondmasters (as MD) and had an all-too-brief spell working with the Executive Hire Show team prior to joining HSC. “I essentially aim to bring a fresh pair of eyes,


managing the sales teams throughout the group and ensure we are meeting hirers’ needs as efficiently as possible. Hire remains very much a ‘people’ industry and it is vital that we maintain face-to-face contact with customers. We will shortly be recruiting two additional sales people, one for the south of England and the other to cover the north of England and Scotland. Each member of the team will help to identify new product opportunities that hirers can offer from across our ranges.”


HSC’s new Elite 2.8kW heater will be displayed at the Show.


Reflecting this expansion, HSC is shortly to open a new location for its London warehouse. “It is still based at Staples Corner in North West London, but at 5,460ft2


it will give us considerably more storage


space,” says Financial Director Mark Richards. “It also has a very high roof with an eaves height of 6m, so we can stack items easily for more flexible storage. We will be able to hold 2.5 times more stock.” The London operation, which is managed by Sean Burgess, aims to deliver to hirers within four to six working hours of placing an order.


Weber compaction plates are reported to be proving popular with hirers.


29


HSC has been busy adding new items to its range, which visitors to the Show will be able to inspect. These include the latest LED lighting products such as the Aurora 36W rechargeable light which provides an output of up to 3,500 lumens and runs for up to eight hours or for 16 hours on half power. “Being battery operated, it does away with transformers or trailing cables,” says Gary McWilliam, “and many sites do not have a convenient electrical supply. The latest LED lights offer strong, all-round illumination and a working life of up to 50,000 hours, which equates to 12 years’ professional use. The significant factor is the light produced per watt. Ours give up to 95 lumens per watt, while cheaper ones may produce just 40. And with brighter illumination, fewer units are needed on a site.”


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106