Michael Killeen, Managing Director, Laois Hire, is delighted that the company is back up and running. Following a huge effort by the team to meet all the necessary Covid-19 guidelines and more.

“Our new procedures are working smoothly and we are continuing to invest heavily in multiple areas in order to further expand the business,” Michael Killeen says. “We have now added a new fleet of 4×4 vehicles to our specialised VMS division to ensure our experienced technicians maintain 24/7 nationwide service.”

New machinery

“We also have new equipment feeding into our branches in response to customer demand. Large plant arriving includes diggers, dumpers and rollers with new breakers, generators and tools also being added. 13-Ton Hitachi excavators, which are known for their safety, reliability and productivity-boosting advantages, are among those items joining the range, along with heavy-duty, specialist, versatile DD 250 Hilti core concrete drilling rigs.”

Market activity

“We are reporting increased activity in all sectors including residential, commercial, civils and utilities. Our specialist renewable division, which caters for all construction stages, including site set-up/cabins, power generation and fuel supply and large powered access, is noticeably busy.”

Covid-19 Challenge

He says that Laois Hire has adapted to the times by adding new products to the range to accommodate social distancing on sites.

“The new C19-WC Eco Pod, designed by Vision Built, is an easy to access hand-washing and toilet facility specifically designed for the Covid-19 crisis. With limited contact points thanks to a smart knee operated tap and soap dispenser, this product will become an essential item in the future for managing social distancing and complying with WHO guidelines.

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DD 250 Hilti core concrete diamond drill.

“Given the changes in the last few months, we have just released a brand new 2020-21 Hire & Sales Guide featuring our updated product range. We also have a website upgrade underway to further improve the usability of www.laoishire.com.”

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