Preston Hire has recognised the increasing demand to relieve pressure from major cities and a renewed focus on rail infrastructure within Australia. The Preston Hire business has always shown a commitment to exceptional customer service and supplying quality equipment, now announcing a new appointment to the team to solely focus on the ever expanding rail industry and ensure these commitments continue into a new sector.
Mike Thomas will lead the team as Preston Hire – Head Of Rail. With nearly 5 years tenure within the Preston Hire Group and 18 years overall Hire industry experience in both sales and operational roles, Mike brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion to this new appointment. Mike’s previous roles have seen him contribute to the effective supply of goods and services and to create the highest level of efficiency possible. He managed the ongoing improvements of all operating systems and strived for organisational effectiveness.
The rail division of Preston Hire has been a passion project for Mike, having significantly contributed to the initial setup and selection of specialised equipment to offer rail customers. “I’m really excited to take Preston Hire’s services to a new client base” says Mike. “I’m keen to place the category at the forefront of the industry, encompassing not only our current product offering into the division, but introducing additional lines to meet our clients’ needs and expectations.”
General Manager of Preston Hire Australia, Andrew Lambert, expressed it was a very positive step forward for the business with the appointment of Mike accelerating the company’s ambitions. “We want Preston Hire to continue to be recognised as real solution providers within the industry. Expanding into new markets is important for our continued growth and rail is a vital sector to be partnering with” said Lambert. “Mike’s passion for our new rail machines and the broader rail industry is infectious. He has been our technical advocate over the past 6 months, as the first and second phase of our EVO machines have become available for hire. I wish Mike great success and look forward to him leading the team in this new direction.”
Preston Hire have invested in a fleet of SuperElevate RR14EVO3 known for their exceptional performance for both rail and road applications, in addition to various machines within their portfolio that are also applicable to the rail network. The EVO units were carefully selected based on the numerous benefits they provide including their unique self-levelling turret enabling the boom and basket to be kept level even when driving along sloping ground or rail, the large outreach and bigger basket capacity creates room for up to two operators plus tools and materials and the highly important tri-gauge model allows the machine to adapt to any of the three different gauges of rail systems within Australia making it incredible efficient and adaptable on the job.
For more information about Preston Hire’s Rail division and available products, please don’t hesitate to contact Mike Thomas.
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