Saturday, May 11, 2013

Coates Hire Comes Out On Top With Isuzu


Each year, the Coates Hire truck fleet travels over 12 million kilometres in Australia the same distance as circumnavigating the world 300 times.

With over 200 national and international branches, Coates Hire’s perfect solution for all kinds of equipment hire needs includes a fleet of over 250 Isuzu trucks.

As Australia’s largest equipment hire company with over 125 years’ experience in the industry and a total staff of 2,500, Coates Hire services customers in a wide range of activities including engineering, building construction and maintenance, mining and resources, manufacturing, government and event staging.

National Transport Manager, Phillip Parsons said the success of the transport hire component of the business, which is run by 250 employees, can be attributed to the hard working Isuzu trucks.


"We have a whole suite of Isuzus ranging from older NKR, NPS and NPS through to FVY and FVZ models," he said.

"We have truck configurations such as flatbed, tilt trays and tippers that can be either hired out to clients or used by us to transport hire equipment to customers."

The flatbed option is ideal for general freight and pallet transport applications. The smaller models, such as the NPS 250, can be driven on a standard car licence.

The tippers have an all-steel body with drop sides, perfect for moving and unloading soil and aggregates. They also have a removable tailgate, which means loads can be easily manoeuvered into position.

According to Phillip, the trucks are used in a wide range of applications when hired out to customers.

"You can see our trucks everywhere including metro, regional and remote areas of Australia."

Whether customers need a vehicle for a couple of hours, days, weeks or longer, Coates Hire is happy to accommodate them.

Apart from hiring out trucks and equipment, Coates Hire also offers delivery of its full range of hire equipment including generators, access, traffic management, earth moving and materials handling.

The most recent truck purchase was an NPR 300 which is used for branch deliveries.

Based on its successful run with its Isuzu fleet, the company took an order of 47 Isuzu trucks, varying in model, at the end of last year and plans to add 27 more in the coming months.

When choosing a new truck, Coates Hire assesses the task it will be used for, and then selects the appropriate model.

Apart from the brand’s reliability, the Isuzu service program was also an important deciding factor when purchasing new Isuzu trucks.

"The range of service and maintenance agreements that Isuzu offers is ideal for the size of our fleet," Phillip said.

"As well as offering dedicated technicians and equipment, Isuzu also provides us with nationwide support through its servicing Dealerships something that is imperative to keep our large business going."

Coates Hire was established in 1885 as a small engineering company based in Melbourne and has grown to be the fifth largest hire equipment company globally.

With operations located in four geographic business units around Australia, the company sees over one million deliveries made every year.

The company’s overseas operations include Coates Offshore in the UK, which provides specialised equipment to offshore oil and gas operations, as well as Coates Hire Indonesia that supports the mining and resources sector.

See more about Isuzu Truck in Australia at www.isuzu.com.au

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