Kennards Hire in Australia has acquired Sydney-based, temporary power rental company Power Distribution Rentals (PDR). The price was not disclosed.

For the past 15 years PDR has been renting generators, switchboards and cables to customers in the film and events sectors as well as industrial clients. It has designed and installed temporary power and electrical solutions for films including ‘Australia’, with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, and fesivals and events including Groovin’ in the Moo, New Year’s Eve Sydney, VIVID and the Perth Fringe Festival.

PDR - Handa Opera

PDR has supplied power for Handa Opera’s events at Sydney Harbour.

Kennards said the acquisition will enable it to offer a more comprehensive rental solution for events Australia-wide.

PDR founder Kevin Joy will continue with the business and the operation will continue to use the PDR name for the “foreseeable future”. 

Angus Kennard, Kennards Hire CEO said, “PDR have a great reputation in the film and event market. We look forward to growing this business and adding the scale and complementary assets that Kennards Hire brings.

“We are delighted that PDR founder, Kevin Joy, will stay on to oversee operations and continue to look after the relationships he’s built since starting the business. PDR will continue to operate under their current brand and source their rental products from trusted suppliers.”

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