Balloo Hire Centres have been named as Plant Hire Company of the Year 2017 at the annual Plant & Civil Engineer Plant, Construction & Quarry Awards.
The company was presented with its award, sponsored by the Hire Association Europe, at a gala evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast.
Celebrating 30 years in business this year, Balloo Hire Centres was described by the judging panel as a dynamic, progressive and client focused company who pride themselves at being right at the forefront of the Northern Ireland hire industry.
And they added: “Balloo Hire Centres boast a well balanced and broadly spanned product range that has been refined and bolstered over time to best meet the ever changing demands of its customer base.”
It was back in 1987 when the company established its first depot in Bangor servicing the local building trade and DIY markets with a range of tools and light equipment.
Steady expansion over the years saw the company extend its product offering to include compact plant, agricultural equipment and much more as it opened additional depots in Belfast, Lisburn, Glenavy and Ballyclare.
Balloo Hire Centres believe that their most important asset are their people and are extremely lucky to have a workforce that has such a superb mix of attributes to service the needs of very busy hire centres.
With 13 separate categories, the annual ‘Plant, Construction & Quarry’ awards, organised by the Hillsborough based publishers of Plant & Civil Engineer magazine, 4SM (NI) Ltd., is regarded as the premier event in the Plant, Construction and Quarry calendar, attracting entries, support and sponsorship from all the leading players in the industry.