Heroes of hire: firms setting benchmarks in rental

Heroes of hire: firms setting benchmarks in rental
Published: 2 April 2017 - 7 a.m.
By: John Bambridge

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Byrne Equipment Rental

Byrne Equipment Rental has been a driving force in the development of the region’s equipment rental market for many years and has a diverse fleets of plant and equipment.

Founded in the UAE in the early 1990’s in Dubai, Byrne today employs over 800 people with a geographical footprint that extends across 13 operational depots across UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and plans are afoot to grow this to a total of 18 depots in Saudi, Oman and Bahrain in the course of 2017.

Today, Byrne’s business focuses on a rental market serving a wide range of industries, including the construction, oil and gas, manufacturing, facilities management and events sectors.

It has a fleet of over 8,000 items of plant and equipment, including power generators, air compressors, welding equipment, and plant, alongside a vast and varied fleet of modular buildings.

Byrne today represents the preferred solution for many customers in the industries it serves, and sees the provision of quality and service as fundamental growth and development. The firm believes that it is its people and standards of service that set it apart from the competition.

Pat Fallon, the group’s chief operating officer, has been associated with Byrne since its inception. After joining the company in 1994 as business development manager, he went on to become general manager in 1996 and group general manager in 2000 as the company expanded into Qatar and KSA before finally being appointed COO in 2008.

Fallon, notes “Byrne never made any secret of its ambition to be the largest equipment rental and lease organisation in the GCC. Doing this means being ready to offer solutions to any industry with any equipment as and when required.”

Byrne has most recently expanded its fleet with industrial forklifts and AWPs, and a wide range of hoists and mast climbing platforms from Alimak HEK.

Byrne has also driven growth with its blast resistant modular buildings — manufacturing them in-house in the GCC for the first time — for the oil and gas industry, making Byrne a uniquely GCC end-to-end solutions provider.


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