Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. announced that Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) has purchased Pioneer Equipment Rental and Sales, a top Oklahoma based construction and industrial equipment hire business, focused principally on rentals to the industrial and construction segments, that serves the Oklahoma, Southern Kansas and Northern Texas markets.
“Pioneer Rental is another significant step in our commitment to diversify HERC geographically as well as to expand its product and service portfolio,” commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Pioneer Rental gives HERC an even larger footprint in the Oklahoma equipment rental market and access to a broader range of contractor and industrial business. The acquisition immediately increases HERC’s overall market share, bringing to 12 the total number of HERC locations in Oklahoma, while advancing HERC’s industrial penetration strategy particularly in the attractive oil and gas market.”
The Oklahoma industrial and construction sectors are forecasted to expand in excess of 20% in 2013. Pioneer Rental will bring $25 million of annual revenue to HERC, and the purchase will be accretive to Hertz’s 2012 earnings.
“I’m very excited to join the Hertz team,” commented John Redwine, President, Pioneer Rental. “Hertz has been a strong player in this area and around the country for a long time. I’m convinced that both the Hertz and Pioneer customers will greatly benefit with the expanded footprint and services that will be available to meet their equipment needs.”
Established in 1998, Pioneer Equipment Rental and Sales is a major, independent rental company specialising in the hire and sale of equipment for industrial, construction, earthmoving, and material handling customers. In addition, Pioneer offers extensive repair and maintenance programs with comprehensive parts, inventories, mobile service, planned maintenance, and fleet management.
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