UNITED RENTALS acquires Orange Hire: A new chapter in hire excellence

Sydney, Australia – June 15, 2024 – Orange Hire, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of earthmoving and traffic management solutions, is thrilled to announce that it has been acquired by UNITED RENTALS, the world’s largest equipment rental company, effective June 15, 2024. This strategic acquisition brings together two industry leaders dedicated to providing exceptional service, quality equipment, and innovative solutions to customers.

Since its founding in 2005, Orange Hire has built a reputation for delivering reliable, specialist equipment and outstanding service across Australia. By joining UNITED RENTALS, Orange Hire will continue to enhance its offerings, ensuring customers benefit from a broader portfolio of products and services. Over time, this will include access to storage and shipping containers solutions from Royal Wolf Australia, the largest containerized solutions company in the country and a subsidiary of the UNITED RENTALS company.

An Exciting Chapter for Orange Hire

Greg Parfitt, Director of Orange Hire, commented:

“This acquisition marks an exciting new chapter for Orange Hire and our customers. By joining forces with UNITED RENTALS, we are bringing together unparalleled expertise and resources that will greatly enhance our ability to serve our customers. Our commitment to quality and innovation remains steadfast, and we are excited about the opportunities this partnership presents. Our customers can look forward to an expanded range of services and solutions, backed by the world-class support of UNITED RENTALS.”

The background of this acquisition highlights a strong strategic alignment and shared vision. This message underscores the dedication to delivering excellence.

From June 15, 2024, Orange Hire will continue to operate under its new statutory name, UNITED RENTALS Australia Pty Ltd, while maintaining the trading name Orange Hire. The existing Orange Hire team will remain in place, ensuring continuity and the same high level of service that customers have come to expect.

For any questions or further information, customers are encouraged to  contact their Orange Hire sales representatives. The dedication to customer satisfaction remains a top priority, and the team is ready to assist with all equipment hire needs.


Orange Hire (UNITED RENTALS Australia Pty Ltd)
Contact Information

Greg Parfitt
Director General Rental Operations
0450 040 040

About Orange Hire:

Founded in 2005, Orange Hire is a premier provider of earthmoving and traffic management equipment in Australia. Known for its commitment to quality and innovation, Orange Hire serves a wide range of industries with specialist equipment and outstanding customer service.


UNITED RENTALS, Inc. is the world’s largest equipment rental company, with an integrated network of 1,278 rental locations in North America, 13 in Europe, 28 in Australia and New Zealand, and 19 in other international locations. The company’s approximately 20,000 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and others. UNITED RENTALS is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index, and the Russell 3000 Index and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.