Rental Sector News

Scale benefits
Malcolm Jackman is leading the integration of Coates and National Hire following the December acquisition and has ambitious global aims for the business, as he explains to IRN’s Murray Pollok.
ERA Convention Programme
ERA will hold a wide selection of seminars and workshops during its 2008 Convention in Amsterdam on 3-5 June. The events will take place at the RAI exhibition centre is spaces adjoining the International Rental Exhibition (IRE).
Rental appointments
People news for around the world.
JCB selection
UK manufacturer JCB sold over 70000 machines in 2007, and is starting 2008 with the launch of new mini and large excavators as well as telehandlers and compact loaders. Chris Sleight reports.
Compact utilities
Compact equipment manufacturer Komatsu Utility is updating and adding to its range of mini and midi excavators, adding features that will find favour with rental companies. Murray Pollok reports from the company’s production plant in Este, Italy.
Dewalt's mega-launch
DeWalt is extending its use of Lithium-Ion battery technology in its power tools and is also entering the plunge saw market for the first time. Murray Pollok reports from the company’s recent product launch in the UK.
Green equipment
A round-up of the latest gardening and landscaping equipment.
Exclusively rental
Patrick Hill reports from Coventry on the UK’s Executive Hire Show, held in early February, where there were a number of important new product launches.
Samoter Preview
If Conexpo is the major global show this year, the Samoter exhibition in Verona, Italy, is the biggest European general construction show of the year. It’s timing could be better – the week before Conexpo – but it will be well worth a visit, as many European manufacturers will use it to launch new products.
ConExpo-Con/Agg 'stop-press'
What will you see at Conexpo-Con/Agg? IRN rounds-up some last minute product news.
Fleet financing
What are the benefits of using a manufacturer’s ‘captive’ finance programme in acquiring your rental fleet? Murray Pollok talked to manufacturers, financial consultants and rental companies about their favoured finance sources.
Show up!
JCB, Komatsu, Hitachi, Manitou, Doosan Infracore/Bobcat and others are among exhibitors at the IRE show in Amsterdam on 3-5 June, 2008. IRN provides some advance information.
Ahern on the US rental scene
Ahern Rentals has been one of the fastest growing independent rental companies in the US for the past 10 years. Now, however, the company’s founder and president, Don Ahern, is becoming more cautious about growth. He spoke to John Wyatt at one of Ahern’s rental yards in Las Vegas.
High times
Spain's rental market is growing rapidly, and Madrid-based Euroloc plans to become the country's “most efficient and profitable” rental company. Murray Pollok spoke to Euroloc's group managing director, jorge perelli.
Good prospects: IRN looks at rental prospects around the world
How is rental developing in markets around the world? IRN reports from countries including Japan, Morocco, the Middle East and eastern Europe, and looks at some specific rental sectors, such as heavy equipment.
Visit bauma: IRN looks at new equipment at this year's Bauma for the rental sector
Bauma is the biggest construction equipment exhibition in the world, so there will be no shortage of new equipment to see. However, new engine emissions regulations for compact and mid-size machines will mean literally hundreds of new products of great interest to rental companies. Murray Pollok reports.
Atlanta 07
North America's rental industry will be making a beeline for Atlanta, Georgia, in February for the 2007 Rental Show. It's definitely worth the trip, as Murray Pollok reports.
Easy Shoring: NTS's Ron Chilton talks to Patrick Hill
Ron Chilton founded shoring equipment rental company National Trench Safety (NTS) in 2004. It has grown steadily since, as Patrick Hill reports.
Party products
IRN ‘s party & events correspondent Steve Hayward reports on what the October Showman's Show had to offer rental companies. Plus, he interviews Paul Turney, managing director of Spaceworks Furniture Hire in the UK.
Green machines
Groundcare involves so many tasks – digging, moving, spreading, compacting, loading, crushing, gathering and cutting – and on all kinds of materials. Patrick Hill reports on a suitably diverse selection of new groundcare products.
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