By Gwen O’Toole
Exhibition Hire has announced the acquisition of Melbourne-based exhibition and conference industry supplier, Expo Hire. The acquisition also includes Exhibit (custom stands) and Event Xtra (corporate events).
“This acquisition is a great fit for Exhibition Hire and our clients. As Expo Hire is extremely well established in Melbourne, it complements our expansion plans for Victoria and we are implementing an integration strategy to ensure a smooth transition for all our staff and clients over the coming months,” said Exhibition Hire managing director, Jim Delahunty.
“Both companies will benefit significantly from this move which will result in cost savings, greater stock levels and broader service offerings. Exhibition Hire also gains some very experienced staff, underpinned by established contracts and clients.”
Delahunty said he would be working closely on the handover with Expo Hire’s owner and managing director, Peter Matthews, who is widely recognised for his contributions to the industry over the last 30 years.
“I am confident that Exhibition Hire will maintain and develop everything we have worked for, and its experienced management team and resources will present many positive benefits for future company growth,” Matthews said.
The addition of Expo Hire positions Exhibition Hire as the largest conference and exhibition industry supplier in Australia.
Expo Hire will continue to trade as Expo Hire in Victoria, and as Exhibition Hire in NSW and Queensland.