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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.
Looking good for 2008
It's now a year since RSC Equipment Rental was divested by Atlas Copco Group, and just five months since the company's chief executive officer, Erik Olsson, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the company's public flotation. In other words, the company has undergone some big changes.
Auction action
Ritchie Bros says an auction is the best way for both buyers and sellers – to move used equipment, under any market condition, reports Patrick Hill. Plus, Hewden's use of auctions and news on expansion plans at online auctioneer IronPlanet in the US.
Re-engagement
Hire Association Europe's new managing director Graham Arundell wants to expands the organisation's services and re-engage with its membership. He explains to Murray Pollok.
Pump economies
Netherlands pumps manufacturer and distributor BBA has cooperated with Hatz to create a range of low-maintenance, low-cost deatering and contractors pumps.
BBA's story
BBA was founded in 1953 for the production of pipes and quick couplings for customers in the Netherlands. The original company later reformed itself into the BBA Group, specialising in manufacturing, selling and servicing pump equipment.
Creative carving
Equipment Parts Wholesale got in the Halloween spirit by carving industry-related patterns in pumpkins. A party was held at the company's Fresno, CA facility where pizza and soda were served while attendees carved images of telehandlers, scissors and booms in pumpkins.
Kings of the Hill: masters of all they survey
Creating Midwest Aerials & Equipment 10 years ago required visits to almost 50 banks and a lot of hard work by the founders. Today, it is a Missouri staple. John Wyatt reports
Load it up: Canada's Load Lifter profiled
Canada's Load Lifter is best known for its rough terrain, vertical mast forklifts. But now, the company is expanding its range of forward reach telehandlers and has its eyes on growing its US sales. John Wyatt reports from Toronto.
Kropp harvesting: continued rental success
“If you need a lift, either mentally or physically, call us,” says Al Kropp, president of Kropp Equipment Inc. These are pleasant words to hear during the holiday season and it's the professional slogan of a man who rides a helicopter to all of his four rental yard locations within Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Mustang valley: moving into new markets
Known largely for its roots in dirt engaging equipment, Mustang is moving to establish itself as a prime telehandler supplier.
High bred machines: niche producer with global aspirations
Viewed as a producer of niche, lightweight scissor lifts, Custom Equipment brings in the new year with a new facility and global aspirations.
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