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For the first time since consolidation played out earlier in the decade, the US rental industry has had to weather a severe downturn. Two industry veterans describe what it’s like to be back in the dance, managing independent rental operations in a tough economy. Lucy Peterson reports.
Has the Dubai construction market really stopped cold? Does the region still hold out great potential for rental companies? Maria Hadlow and Murray Pollok report.
Spanish rental company GAM is starting to rent in Iraq, Chile and Colombia this month in a continuation of its policy to expand its international business. GAM said its operations outside Spain would generate as much as US$ 60 million this year increasing to US$100-110 million in 2011.
Facelift is probably the longest running powered access rental specialist in the UK. Maria Hadlow talks to owner and founder, Gordon Leicester, about how his thorough understanding of the business from the bottom up has helped keep the company thriving.
A little over two years ago Aich launched its global range of machines, the recession has meant that the machines are rolling out a little slower than was originally intended, Maria Hadlow spoke to the Aichi team at Bauma about their plans for the future.
A suite of complementary businesses helps Merlo in developing new technologies. Maria Hadlow meets the company founder and president, Amilcare Merlo and learns why he likes to rely on in-house expertise.
KHL Group, publisher of International Cranes and Specialized Transport, has won the most prestigious British industry award in 2010, the Queen's Award for Enterprise
Speaking at the Bauma exhibition, Volvo president Olof Persson said that Volvo is to expand its excavator line in China with a machine designed specifically for the internal market.
Alejandro Zenklussen and Sandra Franco of Chilean company Alo Group talked to Maria Hadlow about how a changing culture in Latin America is affecting the developing access industry.
Lindsay Gale talks to Caterpillar's Richard Bliss, regional industry manager EAME, about its new Demlone high reaches
The second of KHL Group's series of Special Reports, Managing Rental, is now available.
Chris Taylor infuses his company, CAT Access, with zeal for spider platforms and opening up new areas for their application. Maria Hadlow reports.
Accès Industrie president Daniel Duclos has an unconventional model for his Accèss rental business which is based on his and his employees engineering expertise and his own analysis of the global rental market, Maria Hadlow spoke to him about how his model is carrying the company through the recession.
Mr Shaughnessy's experience with access equipment began at his father's hire company, having completed his post graduate degree at Nottingham University, he returned home to Boston to run the newly formed access rental business, which was an offshoot of the family's general rental business. After a couple of years, in 1978, Mr Shaughnessy went to work at British Telecom, returning to the family access rental business after eight years. By 1998 the company had grown substantially and was running 1500 machines from five depots.
With around 25 years experience in access rentals Steve Shaughnessy had just completed his first week as president of Canadian manufacturer, Skyjack when he spoke to Maria Hadlow.
John Ball will relinquish his two year presidency of IPAF in March. He spoke to Maria Hadlow about the importance of the IAPAs and the growing international penetration of IPAF.
As part of IRN's Bauma preview we talk to Peter Schrader, managing director of MVS Zeppelin, about the German rental market
Compact Power Equipment Centers (CPEC) is the new business that will run equipment rental branches at 115 Home Depot stores in the US. Roger Braswell, chief executive of CPEC, tells Murray Pollok that the deal is the culmination of 14 years of promotion of compact loaders in the US.
Edmondo Colliva is the driving force behind the Italian rental franchise business, Italnolo. He tells Murray Pollok about the advantages that franchising brings to rental and gives an update on progress at the new franchise store in Spain.
Izabella Dudnakova, IRN's correspondent in Russia, talks to Maxim Ryabov, head of rental at Tehstroycontract, rental company and Hitachi dealer.