Originally founded in 1969 as a small mobile crane hire and scaffolding equipment hire business by the Preston family, we are still proudly privately-owned and have since grown to become a thriving multinational organisation – the Preston Group” my reasoning is that we are not New Zealanders and whilst we are now creating a NZ business, we reference this in the next line “The Preston Group oversees the management and operations of Preston Hire Group (New Zealand & Australia), PrestonUSA (North America), Preston Storage (Australia) and Preston SuperBox (Australia).

Preston Hire evolved from the original hire business and has therefore been engaged in providing specialist hire equipment, support and services to the construction sector for over 40 years.

In 2000 the original founder’s son, Markus Preston, took over responsibility for day-to-day operations, becoming Owner and Managing Director of the Preston Group in 2003 and subsequently acquiring Preston Hire from his father in 2004.

Through his astute and progressive approach to management, Markus has expanded Preston Hire, successfully taking it into the North American market, and has guided Preston Hire to a new phase of product development and business growth.

This has seen Preston Hire increase the number and capacity of units in our crane hire fleet, add site storage container hire to our portfolio also engage in a company-wide fleet refurbishment program to ensure our construction equipment hire range continues to  deliver flawlessly for our many customers.