Coates launches HVAC hire service

Australian equipment hire and solutions provider Coates has expanded its offering with the launch of Coates Power & HVAC.

Coates says it is responding to customer demand by providing “smart, innovative and seamless temporary air, power, climate and process cooling solutions for myriad uses to companies across Australia”.

“Coates Power & HVAC will help keep an organisation’s operations running, from temporary systems and short-term bridging solutions to long-term strategies,” says Coates CEO Murray Vitlich.

“With solutions ideal for use in industrial, engineering, mining, oil and gas and manufacturing environments, the company also expects significant interest in regional areas across Australia where its branch network and teams of plant maintenance people can provide local support to Power & HVAC systems.”

Coates first Power & HVAC hubs will launch in Ingleburn in Sydney, Dandenong in Melbourne, Albert Park in Adelaide, Kingston in Brisbane, and Belmont in Perth. In conjunction with more regional branches, these hubs will look to offer customers a complete end-to-end solution for power and HVAC needs.

The new solutions will include: 

  • Assessment of customer requirements
  • System design
  • Logistics and installation
  • Power generation equipment, including generators, and battery and hybrid power systems
  • Power distribution equipment, from plug-and-play to large-scale industrial solutions
  • Air compressors and quality air equipment
  • Chillers, air handling units, cooling towers and heat exchangers
  • Air conditioners, commercial and industrial fans, and dehumidifiers
  • Commissioning, maintenance and monitoring
  • Demobilisation of equipment from site upon completion of the job.

“Our vision is to be the market leader in safe, smart and sustainable equipment solutions, and our customers are driving us to lead the way,” says Vitlich. “The launch of Coates Power & HVAC is another key pillar in achieving that vision and ensures we can provide solutions to a broad brush of sectors and use cases across the country.

“We have already seen significant interest from new and existing customers across Australia, with the solutions being used (or set to be used) for projects varying from wind farms to freeways and tunnels, and from manufacturing plants to ports and loaders.”

According to Coates Power & HVAC Manager Kurt Edwards, the offering will be an easy option for existing customers. 

“We regularly work with building and civil engineering contractors to provide temporary power and ventilation solutions,” Edwards says. “We now offer a wide range of complementary hire solutions, such as hybrid power systems to support our portable building complexes, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions and significant fuel savings for customers.”

Sectors such as manufacturing, meanwhile, are generally less reliant on hire, but like all industries may suffer from equipment breakdowns, making access to standby equipment essential, he says. 

“Critical equipment breakdown is a showstopper, so limiting the impact of fixed plant failure and building more robust response or preventative systems are key.

“Coates Power & HVAC can mobilise quickly to address critical plant failure or work with customers to incorporate standby hire equipment into their contingency planning.”

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