International Rental News - July-August 2020
28 July 2020
Included in this issue:
easyNoleggio platform launched in Italy; Stage V deadline extended; Kubota introduces new mini excavator; Hitachi CM to stop manufacturing in Europe; WillScot and Mobile Mini merge; Sunbelt UK starts new business division.
- PRODUCT UPDATE
Decontamination light from Lind Equipment helps fight Covid-19; Kubota introduces sustainable mini excavator; Takeuchi dumper replacement; Trime launches sanitising tunnel; Mecalc offers two machines in one.
- REVIEW: RENTAL AWARDS
Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, this year’s European Rental Awards still went ahead – as an online event. IRN congratulates the winners.
- COVID-19 AND RENTAL OPERATIONS
As rental companies have morphed to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, they are finding that some adaptations could be worth holding onto beyond the crisis. Thomas Allen reports.
- HAE: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
Carl Bartlett of the Hire Association Europe looks at safety on site, with a focus on rented earthmoving equipment and how rental companies can mitigate risk.
As the market for compact loaders changes, the need for safety remains constant. Thomas Allen reports
- INTERVIEW: PIERRE BOELS
In an exclusive interview, Pierre Boels, President ERA and CEO Boels Rental, tells IRN how his company is rising to the challenge of the Covid-19 crisis.
The pressure of environmental regulations is changing the way power is generated. Thomas Allen explores the effects on genset rental, where there are certainly challenges but also opportunities.
- FLEET MANAGEMENT
The pandemic has accelerated digital adoption, giving rental software providers a boost. Thomas Allen reports.
- POWER TOOLS
Power tools are in constant use on jobsites, so they must be comfortable and efficient. Thomas Allen reports.
- INTERVIEW: SANY EUROPE
Rental will help to drive acceptance of Sany Europe’s equipment in the European market, says Ronald Ziegler of the Construction Machinery division.