Rental Sector News

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.
Crunch time
New waste management and recycling regulations in Europe will force contractors to take a new approach to managing waste materials on sites, and provide rental companies with a new opportunity, as Marcus Clay, managing director of Digbits, explains.
Awards time
The time to enter the first European Rental Awards is now. The awards website is up and running, giving companies all the information needed to enter.
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.
When to divisionalise?
Why did Northern Ireland's KDM Hire decide to create specialist rentyal divisions?
Progress report
Everybody talks about the growth of rental, but what is actually happening on the ground in individual markets? Murray Pollok reports.
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?
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