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Porter Hire to open new Dalby branch

The Hon David Littleproud MP will officially open Porter Hire’s new expanded facility in Dalby on November 10

Porter Group has taken the wraps off its first purpose-built hire machinery facility in Queensland, with Hon. David Littleproud MP and Western Downs Mayor Paul McVeigh set to officially open the new Porter Hire Dalby branch depot at a ceremony on November 10.

Porter Hire national hire manager Paul Kot says the new facility builds on Porter Hire’s long-standing reputation for providing machine fleet solutions in Queensland’s Toowoomba and Western Downs region.

“We’ve had a base in Dalby since 2011, which was established during the coal and gas resources boom,” Kot says.

“The new purpose-built facility will be our third location in Dalby, with the consistent performance and growth of the Porter Hire business having meant we’ve outgrown two previous sites.”

Kot says that with Porter Hire’s business having tripled in volume over the last two to three years, a larger, upgraded facility supplying and servicing an array of earthmoving equipment for both short and long-term hire in the region was a must.

“The new depot consists of a significant four-bay workshop, crane, integrated oil lines, hard-stand area and a reception area,” he says

“With machines rotating on and off hire with frequency, we needed to expand the workshop in order to provide a more efficient turnaround for customers.”

Porter Hire Dalby branch manager Peter Farquharson
Porter Hire Dalby branch manager Peter Farquharson

Helmed by branch manager Peter Farquharson, and with up to five support staff – including technical field staff able to travel to customers on-site – the Dalby depot is ably supported by the Brisbane branch for machine parts and consumables, ensuring a reliable service footprint that extends from the Pacific Coast to the Western Downs.

Replicating the broad portfolio of brands and heavy-duty machinery options Porter Group boasts on the distribution side of the business, Porter Hire Dalby is also capable of delivering an impressive mix of brands and machinery to clients.

“With Porter Group being the established distributor for Hyundai, Ammann, Sandvik, Portafill and Rokbak machinery in Australia, Porter Hire Dalby has a full suite of excavators, loaders, rollers and articulated dump trucks available for both short and long-term hire,” Kot says.

“Porter Hire Dalby also supplies and supports Cat graders, dozers and water trucks. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the wide variety of clients we support in the region, so it’s important that we have options available to suit.

“Porter Hire is very much looking forward to welcoming Mayor McVeigh and Hon. David Littleproud to the new facility on November 10, just as we are looking forward to being able to facilitate further partnerships with Queensland contractors into the future.”

For more information on Porter Hire, visit: www.porterce.com.au. To get in touch with the Dalby branch, call 1300 RENTAL or email ph.dalby@porterce.com.

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