24 May 2021

Aggreko announced Rental Company of the Year in the HRIA Hire Industry Excellence Awards

HRIA Award

Aggreko has taken out the prestigious ‘Rental Company of the Year’ Australian hire industry award, hosted by the Hire and Rental Industry Association of Australia (HRIA). Managing Director, George Whyte, said entering the Hire Industry Excellence Awards (HIEA) and becoming a Finalist was a great result in itself, but winning was perfect timing after the year that was.

Recognising outstanding achievement and industry excellence, the HIEA pay tribute to the exceptional standards of service and innovation displayed through the hire sector. In March 2021, Aggreko showcased its merit in the next stage of the HIEA process when the HRIA judges were invited to the company’s Head Office in Melbourne. During that visit, various functional teams presented to the judges to detail how the company differentiates itself from its competitors.  

“When we entered the HIEA pre-COVID, we decided to share the Aggreko story and focus on our internal digitalisation program, technology, safety and customer experience, as well as highlighting the importance of community engagement with our corporate social responsibility program known as ‘Orange Day of Difference’” Mr Whyte said.  “We also communicated our diversity and inclusion strategy, including our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and our success in employing new female technical talent to our business by way of apprentices and power station operators”.

HRIA CEO, James Oxenham, said “There is a huge amount of effort involved in becoming a finalist for Rental Company of the Year and all finalists deserve recognition for their commitment to excellence. The judging process is extremely thorough, with independent judges who provide valuable feedback in real time. The awards provide a great opportunity to benchmark businesses and to work on continuous improvement. The benefits of participating in the awards are definitely worth the effort involved.”

As winners of the 2021 award, Aggreko has been invited to attend HIRE22 in Adelaide next year.

George Whyte Award