Skel-Hire was established in SYDNEY in 1976, by founders Jan and Lou Naylor when they decided to sell the family car. With the money as well as Lou’s experience in the trailer industry and a will to succeed – they built their first trailer and rented it out.
Skelhire was born!
From humble beginnings, Skel-Hire’s philosophy has always been to provide a first class service in the way of supplying quality rental equipment, service to our customers, a reliable breakdown service and a can do attitude.
In the early years, the growth of the company relied on Lou working 7 days a week maintaining the hand full of second hand trailers that Skel-Hire bought. This growth continued by Lou buying 3 trailers, fixing the trailers then selling two, retaining one for the rental fleet. This went on for many years and with a lot of loyal customers, Skel-Hire was emerging as a company with a good reputation.
These days Skel-Hire is proud of the fact that we are now a second generation family operated business and the longest continually operated transport Rental Company in NSW for more than 34 years.
With this experience as well as our preventive maintenance procedures and a high level of maintenance we became the first rental company to be RTA accredited and today are still the only rental company operating under the hire trailer maintenance management accreditation scheme ( HTMMAS). This level of experience is under pinned by the experience of our highly qualified staff in their respective roles within Skel-Hire.