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Breaking into the market
Peter Bigwood has been involved with Atlas Copco's North American construction tools operation for some 17 years, originally as national sales manager and now president. Lindsay Gale met up with him at the recent World of Concrete event in Las Vegas
Making The Move
Volvo Construction Equipment made use of the Bauma trade show to unveil its first standard high reach demolition specified excavator, the EC700BHR. Lindsay Gale talked with Eddy Powell, director - demolition and recycling solutions, about the new machine and the other plans for the sector
Paylor promises a 'listening' JLG
Craig Paylor, the newly appointed president of JLG Industries, promised the company would listen more to customers and work to shed its sometime–reputation for arrogance.
The iceman cometh
Steady economic growth, rising population levels and heavy demand for houses, offices, roads and power means Iceland's construction sector is booming. Richard High reports.
Labour of love
Merlo's decision to enter the access sector with three articulated booms mounted on telehandler carriers looks like it will create a new niche in aerial platforms. Murray Pollok reports from Merlo's headquarters in Cuneo, Italy.
Leading the way
Started just five years ago with two Haulotte H15SX scissors and four employees, access rental and sales worth of stock. This company LTech is now one of the leading players in the Russian market. Richard High talked to commercial director Dimitrysuccess. Malvinskiy to find out more.
Baltic start-up
Aivar Brock is one of a new breed of young rental entrepreneurs who are helping to develop rental in eastern Europe. Along with business partner Kasper Jänes, he hopes to develop a Baltic access rental company and is looking for other rental niches as well. He spoke to Murray Pollok.
Mid-cycle?
The North American rental sector is still enjoying a period of buoyant demand, but are there the first signs of a slowdown? IRN takes the temperature of the world's biggest rental market.
Moving on
Montreal-based Simplex Equipment Rental, which this year celebrates its 100th birthday, is going through a period of unprecedented growth. John Wyatt visited the company at its Montreal head office.
Buying time
Aerial platforms are a key rental product, so it is no surprise that so many access rental companies are being acquired by other rental companies. Murray Pollok reports on the access sector.
Global outlook
Vermeer is planning more products suitable for rental, and more specially adapted to markets outside of North America. Murray Pollok reports.
10 years in
Chris Branson was one of the founding employees of rental software company InspHire 10 years ago and is now its managing director. A lot has changed in the software sector since then, as he tells Murray Pollok.
Reshaped
In six years AMECO has transformed itself from a largely internal rental arm of Fluor Corp into one of the fastest-growing rental companies in the world. How has it done it? Murray Pollok asked AMECO president Gary Bernardez.
Borchus and Speer invests in JCB minis
German rental firm Borchus and Speer has purchased 20 new JCB 8018 mini excavators, which have already been put to work on the redevelopment of an industrial area of Kiel on Germany's Baltic coast.
Closer
Bobcat has opened a major new production plant in the Czech Republic as part of the 'global regionalisation' of the business. Murry pollok reports from the factory at Dobris near Prague.
Big deals
Spain's Euroloc is now one of Europe's biggest access rental companies, having acquired both Nacanco Spain and Umesa in the past four months. Murray Pollok spoke to Pedro Torres, the ex–Nacanco man who will run Euroloc's access division.
A fantastic run
There may be a slow-down in residential construction, but RSC Equipment Rental's CEO Erik Olsson tells John Wyatt that prospects remain good for the rental market for a few years yet.
Savannah's sweet smell of success: JCB in the US
As JCB continues to develop its large facility in Pooler, GA, its President Graeme Macdonald tells ALH about its interest in the South American market as well as comments on the handler market.
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