NACG adds to MacKellar buy in Australia with acquisition of Western Plant Hire

In addition to its big global move in July when it acquired Australia’s MacKellar Group for C$395 million, North American Construction Group has bolstered its Australian expansion by also acquiring Western Plant Hire, located in the Naval Base suburb just outside of Perth. NACG said the fully maintained fleet provider “prides itself on delivering late model, low hour, reliable and high quality equipment, backed up by responsive and experienced maintenance and support.”

Western Plant Hire for its part says it offers a complete equipment hire service “including quality mining equipment, and customised support ensuring that your project develops as smoothly and efficiently as possible. It is our extensive experience that enables us to provide exceptional customer service.” This includes backhoes, compactors, dozers, drill support trucks, dump trucks, graders, rock breakers, service trucks, stemming loaders, tyre handlers, water carts and wheel loaders.

Western Plant Hire provides a fully maintained fleet solution. “This is a package that allows you to focus on mining, whilst we keep the equipment working reliably and productively. This model allows you to preserve your capital and eliminates any exposure to residual value risk. Thus giving you the flexibility to use your capital to grow your business. Under a fleet solution, our maintenance team integrates seamlessly with your operation, whether on a fully established site in existing facilities or on a new project where we provide all facilities and equipment required for the duration of the contract.”