Irish rental company KDM Hire has opened a second depot in the greater Belfast region and has plans to relocate its Dublin base to a new site later this year as part of a £11 million expansion programme.
The new depot, located in Castlereagh, to the south east of Belfast, joins the existing Belfast depot in Newtownabbey and its headquarters location in Cookstown, County Tyrone. It will offer the company’s range of powered access, scaffold towers, general construction equipment and tools to the greater Belfast, Lisburn and County Down area. The company has also acquired a three acre/12,000 square metre greenfield site in Blanchardstown, Dublin, which it hopes will become operational later this year. The expanded operation will see the company add a further 25 staff, taking its total to 180.
Managing director Michael Donnelly, said: “This is an exciting time for KDM Hire, coming out of a tough year brought on by the pandemic. This new depot provides us with a platform to reach new customers while offering existing customers an improved local service when working in the east of the province.”
Established in 1990, KDM operates from locations in Cookstown Belfast and Dublin. In addition to offering a range of powered access, telehandlers, general construction equipment and tools, the company also runs specialist cabin, power and vehicle rental divisions.