Rental Sector News

Interview: SmartEquip sets its sights on new markets
Part of Ritchie Bros’ umbrella of companies, SmartEquip looks to expand its equipment lifecycle support and parts procurement platform across the globe
Volvo: ‘We needed to do compact equipment differently’
A year since Volvo CE split compact construction equipment from its heavy machinery, compact business unit leader Thomas Bitter explains the strategy
Solar panels and wild flower gardens: How rental depots are becoming greener
How rental firms are using their depots to cut carbon emissions
Riccardo Magni on company goals and product plans
North America, new boom lifts and a move into agriculture are all targets, says Magni president 
Market stabilization for ‘Telehandler30’ North American ranking
Current market drivers include infrastructure, mega projects, onshoring and aging fleet replacement
The AI systems used to fight energy waste on construction sites
Contractors including Kier, Balfour Beatty and Bouygues are all using AI-enabled energy management systems in site cabins to reduce power waste 
Friday roundup: ERA opens in Lisbon | Caterpillar highlights | United Rentals’ growth
European rental firms gathered for two days of networking in Lisbon, Portugal, while corporate giants Caterpillar and United Rentals each progress with forward-thinking initiatives 
Paolo Palazzani on a new ‘people first’ strategy
Palazzani’s new president talks market developments and cultural change 
Interview: New IPAF president on what’s next in ensuring safety when working at height
Karel Huijser, the new president of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), looks at inclusivity, sustainability, globalization and more
Roundtable: Why compact telehandlers are today’s tool of choice
Leading OEMs talk about how they’re responding to market demand for a versatile and efficient machine that won’t break the bank
Yellow Line: Is construction equipment changing color?
Can the ubiquitous yellow excavator survive in an age of global branding?
Industry opinions about the most promising power or fuel source for reducing emissions
Where do equipment and engine manufacturers stand on alternative power sources and which do they see standing out on the road to net zero?
The opportunities and the challenges of a data centre building boom
The construction challenges of storing the world’s data
The latest trends in access equipment on show in Paris
A growing variety of OEMs take the stage at Intermat, showcasing their latest innovations with an emphasis on sustainability
U.S. noncompete ban: protecting company interests if or when it goes through
The rule banning noncompete agreements is already facing legal challenges. In the meantime, companies can take steps to protect their interests.
How Sunbelt Rentals plans to become a $14-billion company in five years
Focused on growing specialty rental alongside an ambitious goal for greenfield startups, Ashtead’s US-based rental giant laid out some ambitious goals with its Sunbelt 4.0 five-year plan
Q&A: Develon CEO looks to the future
One year on from Develon brand launch, Young-cheul Cho reviews its development
Emergency hospital power, and construction
The Portable Power Box from Makinex is designed to replace traditional gasoline generators, working very well indoors — and in silence.
Interview: Will a ban on noncompete agreements affect US rental consolidation?
Josh Nickell, VP of equipment rental with the American Rental Association, talks about whether the FTC’s latest move will change the landscape of the US rental industry
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