US based rental company Herc Rentals has acquired most of the assets of Houston, Texas based Champion Rentals.
Founded in 1982, Champion is a full service general equipment operation operating from four locations in the greater Houston metropolitan area - Houston, Tomball, Porter, and Cypress - with 100 employees. Its fleet includes a wide range of aerial work platforms - mostly from Haulotte - plus telehandlers from Gehl.
The addition of the Champion depots takes its coverage of the Houston region to 12 locations. The transaction is Herc Rentals’ first multi location acquisition since it separated from the Hertz group in 2016.
Herc chief executive Larry Silber said: “I am pleased to welcome Champion’s team members to Herc Rentals. Champion has served the Houston market since 1982 and has a strong reputation for excellent customer service and premium equipment. Our combined team and resources position Herc Rentals to be a preeminent equipment rental partner for the Houston market’s diverse mix of construction, industrial and government customers.”
“This acquisition supports our long term strategy to achieve greater density and scale in select urban markets across North America to better serve both our local and national customers. In addition, Champion’s locations will facilitate the expansion of our Centres of Excellence concept for vital categories of equipment to support critical projects and essential operations throughout Houston and across the nearby Gulf region.”