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Point of Rental celebrates 40 years

Point of Rental Software recently celebrated four decades of providing software-based solutions to the problems faced by hire companies.

Founded in April 1982 as part of Overland Rentals, Point of Rental was created by three former NASA engineers who wanted to start their own small general rental business.

CEO Wayne Harris joined the organisation in 1993 as the company’s head programmer, building the company’s first Windows-based software. Since becoming CEO in 2011, he has overseen the company’s international expansion, including the company’s Australian headquarters at Collingwood, Victoria in 2015.

Today, more than 300 ‘pointers’ are employed in six offices serving 5,000-plus hire businesses throughout the world.

“Bob Shaffer, Steve Husbands and Byron White built Point of Rental because we wanted to serve others and provide them with the best possible software,” said Wayne. “As we celebrate 40 years, we’re still focused on that innovation. We just have a lot more people to work with. And that’s really exciting. We’re looking forward to another 40.”

The company celebrated throughout April by conducting charitable endeavours from each of their offices. Users and industry experts were encouraged to join the company in donating to their region’s fundraising efforts during that time.

The Australian Point of Rental team will be demonstrating their hire inventory management software on stand 16 at HIRE22.

Related story: Point of Rental wins Best New Product at HIRE21.

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