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Kennards Hire first-to-market in Australia with EODev's GEH2

EODev is delighted to advise that family-owned equipment hire company, Kennards Hire (Australia), is accelerating the clean power transition for the hire and rental sector, by purchasing two new EODEV GEH2®electro-hydrogen power generators from leading distributor of off-grid power solutions and preferred supplier to Australia’s hire and rental sector Blue Diamond Machinery.

Kennards Hire’s pioneering investment in EODev's GEH2® hydrogen power generators highlight the potential of the hire and rental sector to lead the adoption of hydrogen and other clean power solutions. With 75 years in the hire and rental sector, Kennards Hire is one of the largest family-owned and operated equipment hire companies in Australia and New Zealand, with more than 190 branches and sites. EODev's exclusive national distributor in Australia, Blue Diamond, will supply Kennards Hire with EODev's GEH2®’s, for its customers to benefit from a zero-emission solution on the path to Net Zero 2050.

Delivering sustainable options for the construction industry

Kennards Hire, Head of Specialist, Brian Hardy said, “Customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we listen to what our customers are asking for.

“With the increased focus on delivering sustainable options for the construction industry, the nature of rental is already considered a favourable decision for customers who want to ensure their projects are as green as possible.

“Through Kennards Hire, equipment rental products such as the GEH2® hydrogen power generator are now becoming a more viable sustainable solutions option. Being the first in the Australian hire industry to offer an alternative, clean energy, zero-emissions solution for large-scale projects highlights how hire is an integral part of the circular economy.”

Traditional players can have the biggest impact

Blue Diamond Director, Justin Pitts said, “Kennards Hire sees their market leadership in traditional construction power solutions as a way of leading the clean power transition. When we discussed the GEH2® with Kennards Hire CEO, Bill Whitehouse and Head of Specialist, Brian Hardy at HIRE22, they loved the product and had already been looking into hydrogen powered generators as a potential offering for their rental fleet. I’m absolutely thrilled that one of our key existing customers in diesel power generation is now the first hire company in Australia to purchase the GEH2 hydrogen power generator, proving that it’s the traditional players in the diesel generation space who can have the biggest impact.”

The importance of hire and rental companies

EODev's CEO, Jérémie Lagarrigue commented on the importance of hire and rental companies like Kennards Hire offering and legitimising hydrogen and net zero solutions, to promote wider adoption: “At EODev, our strong belief is that innovation will only be meaningful if it is shared and made accessible to the widest possible audience. This is why we industrialize our solutions, and why we're delighted that hire and rental companies like Kennards Hire are showing the way forward, which will hopefully inspire many other such businesses across the world."

With its nation-wide coverage and industry leading aftermarket support, Blue Diamond offers a range of off-grid clean power solutions including hydrogen power generators, energy storage systems, solar light towers, and electric ATVs, under its Net Zero Equipment label.