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What advice do two US rental veterans have to offer on surviving the recession?
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.
What now for the rental market in the Middle East?
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.
GAM starts renting in Iraq, Chile and Colombia
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.
Initiative and intuition: Gordon Leicester talks about his 25 years in access.
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.
The waiting game: Aichi talks about its gradual global growth
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.
Amilcare Merlo tells AI why he likes to rely on in-house expertise.
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.
IC publisher wins Queen's Award for Enterprise
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
Volvo looks east
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.
Great expectations: Maria Hadlow talks to Chile's Alo Group
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.
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Demlone high reaches on show at bauma - Cat's new approach
Lindsay Gale talks to Caterpillar's Richard Bliss, regional industry manager EAME, about its new Demlone high reaches
Special Report: Managing Rental now available
The second of KHL Group's series of Special Reports, Managing Rental, is now available.
Spiderman: Chris Taylor of CAT Access has a zeal for spider platforms.
Chris Taylor infuses his company, CAT Access, with zeal for spider platforms and opening up new areas for their application. Maria Hadlow reports.
Rental built to last: Maria Hadlow talks to Daniel Duclos, president of Accès Industrie
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.
Over twenty five years of access expertise
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.
New Skyjack president Steve Shaughnessy talks to AI's Maria Hadlow
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 reflects on his two years as IPAF president
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.
Q&A with Peter Schrader of MVS Zeppelin
As part of IRN's Bauma preview we talk to Peter Schrader, managing director of MVS Zeppelin, about the German rental market
A landscaping play: CPEC's Roger Braswell explains the Home Depot rental contract.
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.
IRN talks to Edmondo Colliva, founder of Italian rental franchise company Italnolo.
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 talks to Tehstroycontract's head of rental, Maxim Ryabov
Izabella Dudnakova, IRN's correspondent in Russia, talks to Maxim Ryabov, head of rental at Tehstroycontract, rental company and Hitachi dealer.
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