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Self reliance
KDM Hire in Northern Ireland has benefited from a buoyant construction market, but now, in the face of increasing competition, it is having to work hard to exploit all the advantages of its independent status. Murray Pollok spoke to KDM's managing director, Keith McIvor.
Progress report
Everybody talks about the growth of rental, but what is actually happening on the ground in individual markets? Murray Pollok reports.
Dubal still hot
“There are arguments that Dubai is a bubble about to burst. But it's a place with great ambitions. It's run like a business – I believe Dubai is just at the beginning of something great. It may plateau for a while, but I can't see it stopping.” Pardraig Nagle, Action International Services
Expo Vegas
There is a lot to look forward to at this year's Conexpo, with hundreds of new compact machines, telehandlers and aerial platforms on show. KHL editors provide a preview of the event.
Knock-out show
With almost 1000 exhibitors and over 90000 visitors, Samoter is one of the ‘heavyweights' of the construction exhibition scene. This year's event, in Verona, Italy on 5-9 March, promises to be well worth a visit.
Lobbying
One of the biggest challenges for the European Rental Association (ERA) is to represent the industry in Brussels, having a positive influence on new European Union regulations and legislation that will have an impact on the rental sector. What has the association been doing?
Telehandler
Manufacturers have launched bigger; more powerful, more compact; and more multi-functional machines, as well as pushed into new geographic markets. Patrick Hill reports on latest developments.
Rental proof
Atlas Copco Portable Air is developing lighter, smaller compressors and generators, and offering additional services targeted at rental buyers. Murray Pollok reports from the division's headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.
Compact 2 tonners
Terex Corp is launching new 2 t capacity site dumpers that will eventually replace the much larger 2 t PS2000 and PT2000 models. Patrick Hill reports from the launch in the West Midlands of the UK.
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