About Us

In 2007 our Founder and Managing Director, Mark Cates identified the complexity and frustration inherent in the long-term hiring of fleet equipment and set about to change the model, establishing Axis Hire.

Intrinsic to Mark’s approach was the simplification and transparency of whole of life costs for companies requiring a diverse fleet over an extended period.

Doing things differently worked and as we know good news travels fast. Axis rapidly grew a strong portfolio of civil and mining clients who resonated with Mark’s method and approach. As the word spread we geared up for what was to become a phenomenal period of business growth, in which we built up a formidable and diverse fleet of equipment, and cemented our reputation within the mining, civil and construction industries.

Since inception our approach has been typified by personalisation and customisation. As Mark states, “a square peg should never be forced into a round hole, which is why Axis takes an ‘inside-out’ approach to really understand our clients’ long-term equipment requirements."

Since 2007, we have built a reputation as the leading, long term equipment hire provider across Australia. Offering a diverse and multi-purpose fleet, we have the capability to handle large and small projects across the mining, civil and construction industries. 

Our extensive range of late model, customised civil and earthmoving machinery, light and heavy trucks, light vehicles and buses has built our reputation as a ‘one stop shop’ for all project phases including infrastructure, production and rehabilitation. With an extensive inventory of equipment and the knowledge to source equipment to meet any field requirement, backed by in house delivery and facilities in WA’s major regional gateways, we have the capability to mobilise quickly, reducing downtime. 

With decades of fleet experience, our team is well positioned to advise you on the best hire solution to meet your objectives. 

Our team is committed to delivering a personalised and customised experience to every client. As a privately owned company, we are flexible in our approach and work collaboratively with our clients to find the best solution to any challenge. Communication is key to any successful partnership – so you’ll be able to access directly who you need 24/7.


At Axis we greatly value the contribution
of each and every member.

Our policy has always been to handpick people who are high performers in their chosen areas. Our diversity is not limited to our fleet, but very present in the expertise and range of skillsets, within our group.

With decades of experience across our personnel, you’ll benefit from our high-speed decision-making and unique problem solving capabilities.

Management Team

Mark Cates

Managing Director

Mark’s involvement in the rental industry has spanned over 20 years. His pragmatic customer-focused approach, paired with a genuine interest in understanding his clients’ requirements, means Mark is always ready to provide sound advice and fit for purpose equipment that gets the job done. Together with his hand-picked team, Axis Hire continues to grow from strength to strength.

Simon Jacob

Chief Executive Officer

Over the last three decades, Simon has accumulated considerable experience in diverse skill sets including commercial and contractual law, litigation, financial and management accounting, systems development and improvement, tax, change management, risk management, corporate governance and company secretarial. Simon is a qualified lawyer (LLB Hons) and has had an extensive career in private practice with a diverse client base in mining, construction and commercial sectors. Simon has led and mentored Boards and senior management. Simon leads the teams which maintain Axis Hire’s focus on building customer relationships and service as the first and foremost business priority.

Dave Costa

Business Development Manager

Our Business Development Manager Dave has over 20 years’ experience in the heavy earthmoving, transport, mining and construction industries. Dave’s experience as a qualified heavy duty diesel mechanic, Leading Hand, Foreman, Supervisor, Operations Manager and Business Development Executive gives him a solid skill set to assist with your fleet requirements. His pragmatic approach and operational background makes him the ideal person to ensure your requirements are matched to the right equipment in a safe and cost effective manner.

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