ExpoNet sells Temporary Structure business to Patti’s Hire

By ExpoNet, 24 January, 2020


Exponet & Patti’s Hire wish to confirm the sale of the Temporary Structure division of Exponet to Patti’s Hire, effective 21st January 2020.

In a strategic move for both companies, all Temporary Structure equipment and accessories including the 50m pavilion and large beam Premium curved structure stock were included in the sale. The existing staff were all offered to transfer their positions in the move, adding their specialist experience to the growing team at Pattis Hire.

The sale has further strengthened the long running relationship between the two companies. It allows both entities to focus on the strengths of their own core business and align to work together on future major event infrastructure projects. Pattis Hire has potential for substantial growth with increased large frame stock quantities and access to a broader market nationwide, whilst Exponet now has added capacity to further invest and strengthen their core exhibition business.

‘Given the Temporary Structure division was a relatively small part of our overall business and the ever-increasing need within our Exhibition division for further investment, it made sense to sell this to an existing temporary structure business like Patti’s Hire’, said Exponet’s Executive Director, Jim Delahunty. ‘It also gives us the opportunity to partner with Patti’s Hire moving forward for our Structure requirements’.

Patti’s Hire CEO Darren Wheeler is excited by the future. ‘This move certainly takes Patti’s Hire to another level with regards to the volume and range of Temporary Structure that we now offer to our existing clients and opportunities that this will create for us in the future. This purchase coincides with Patti’s Hire celebrating our 50th year in business as a focused, experienced Temporary Structure provider and we look forward to continuing to cement our place nationally in the marketplace. The team coming across from Exponet bring with them vast knowledge and experience in the major events sector and we are, as a newly formed team, ready to deliver’.

Darren also acknowledges the opportunity to work more closely with Exponet and leverage off each companies specialised expertise. ‘To have this relationship with a company like Exponet is invaluable, Exponet have long been experts in their field, and have designed and built some amazing fit outs for high profile events such as the G20 and Commonwealth Games. We are excited to have this opportunity to work closely with them, it really is a win win’.

All temporary structure enquiries for existing and future bookings can still be made through your current Team Member contact or to the Patti’s Hire office on 02 9584 3366.

Source: ExpoNet