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A look inside Harry the hirer’s unique technology skill base

Harry the hirer Productions’ comprehensive event technology services specialises in enhancing events using high-end facilities and equipment and providing a unique skill base that spans all facets of production. The aim is to deliver savings, reduced power consumption, while allowing more creativity for customers.

“With one of Australia’s largest inventories of production equipment, Harry the hirer Productions is a privately owned company with a comprehensive infrastructure built locally over 30 years” Brett O’Hara, Operations Manager – Harry the hirer said.

“Our factory footprint for lighting and AV equipment alone exceeds 9,000m2 across Melbourne, and 4,500m2 in Sydney. In-house equipment includes man lifts and boom lifts, trucks and vans all connected via a national GPS tracking system,” Brett said.

“Our event hire equipment ranges from, audio visual, draping, LEDs, lighting, rigging, to staging. Plus our range of in-house services and equipment is comprehensive and includes:

  • LED: Leyard, Unilumin;
  • Rigging Truss: Eurotruss, CLS Truss, CM Motors, Verlinde;
  • Lighting: Martin, MA, Chauvet, Clay Paky, Selecon;
  • Visual: LG, Panasonic, Roland, Analog Way, Thor Fibre, Stumpfl;
  • Audio: RCF, Nexo, D&B technologies, Digico, Allen & Heath;
  • Staging: Nivtec.

“HTHP employs 150+ staff across sales and operations nationally. We are committed to employing staff that are passionate about retaining our culture of genuine capability and an enviable team ethos,” Brett said.

Decades of experience

“The knowledge and skill backgrounds within the Production team includes industry leaders in rigging and staging alongside a diverse range of audio, lighting, vision and LED technicians. Our Sydney and Melbourne departments are each fully equipped from sales account managers to technician specialists, boasting years (and sometimes decades) worth of industry experience and expertise in their specialist fields.
“The team has evolved rapidly, attracting industry leaders to our business, then leveraging their experience to influence, train and mentor staff. Onthe-job mentoring is equally prioritised alongside technical training on systems and equipment.”

HTHP launched its purpose built Production Showroom in Melbourne last year and opens its doors to all HTH clients, end clients and event stakeholders, free of charge, so they can experience the latest in Harry the hirer Productions has one of Australia’s largest inventories of production equipment. A view from HTHP’s purpose built Production Showroom in Melbourne lighting, LED, audio and control.

“We created this space to bring all stakeholders together, they so can come in to view and test and see product in action, but we also welcome them to use the space as an extension of their own company and can be booked for meetings, briefings, events, etc,” Brett said.

Seamless, every time

“We are passionate about our industry, and by investing in high end facilities and equipment that external businesses can actively benefit from creates a fantastic breeding ground for strong relationships and ensuring every show is the best it can be now, and in the future. “Pre-Vis Studio in Melbourne provides our clients with a dedicated space to plot, program and plan their shows. Combining lighting pre-program, video pre-production and intimate audio design, the studio already has a large range of hardware and software installed to easily time-code a show ensuring a seamless presentation onsite every time.

“Our LED energy reduction lighting strategy was implemented in 2013 with intent to replace every light globe within our stock. This is in excess of 5,000 fittings. “We’re proud to say we hold the only 100% LED lighting stock in Australia today providing our customers with huge savings, educed power consumption, while allowing more creativity through the use of LED lighting than ever before.”

For more information, visit: www.harrythehirer.com.au


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