Cooper acquires Star Rentals

Canadian rental company Cooper Equipment Rentals has acquired Star Rentals of Vancouver, Canada.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Star Rentals was established in 1984 and covers the Metro Vancouver area through its locations in White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Burnaby and Maple Ridge. It is not connected with Seattle based rental company of the same name.

Established in 1972, Cooper Equipment Rentals operates from headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, and operates from 39 branches across Canada. The company specialises in the rental of aerial lifts, telehandlers, forklifts and other compact equipment. As part of the acquisition, Star Rentals president Doug Johnson will assume a senior role with Cooper, and will help manage the company’s business in British Columbia.
Darryl Cooper (L) and Doug Dougherty of Cooper Equipment Rentals

Cooper president Darryl Cooper said: “We are excited to enter the British Columbia market with the addition of Star Rentals’ impressive team of rental professionals, top notch equipment fleet and excellent branch facilities.”

Cooper chief executive Doug Dougherty added: “This strategic acquisition immediately puts us in a leading position in the important Vancouver market and allows us to support customers throughout the Lower Mainland. It moves us closer to our goal of establishing a national network of branches through which we can deliver best in class service to customers throughout Canada.”

Johnson said: “My partners and I take great pride in business we have built, and we are deeply committed to Star Rentals’ employees and customers. We have every confidence that this transaction will provide meaningful opportunity for our employees and will allow Star Rentals’ customers to continue receiving the high level of service to which they have become accustomed. Cooper’s culture aligns perfectly with Star’s, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the fastest growing independent equipment rental company in Canada.”


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