All New Zealand Articles

SMW’s Sarina Crane deal called off
Volatile conditions in the mining and infrastructure markets given as reason for abandoning engineering company SMW Group’s proposed acquisition of Sarina Crane Hire
Vp plc revenues at 96% of pre-Covid levels
UK company buoyed by infrastructure and repair and maintenance projects
New Zealand has ‘dropped off’ global supply chain
Fears that construction supplies are not reaching New Zealand
Coates drops ‘Hire’ from its name
Change reflects its increasing focus on engineering services alongside traditional equipment rental activities.
United Rentals moves into portable accommodation and storage
Acquisition of General Finance Corp adds storage and accommodation businesses in US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Drum cutters for New Zealand’s biggest transport project
Erkat transverse drum cutters being used to help create US$3.1 billion rail link
Volvo CE updates EC250E and EC300E excavators
Upgraded heavy-duty models are fitted with D8M Volvo engine that offer 10% more fuel efficiency
Haulotte launches telematics system
Sherpal telematics system provides comprehensive aerial platform fleet information 
Preston Rentals expands into crane sector
Preston Rentals now offers a SuperCrane fleet of mini crawler cranes for rent at its US locations
Kennards grows in New Zealand
New depot in Dunedin will tap into infrastructure spending in the region
Kennards grows New Zealand network
New Mount Maunganui depot brings the company’s network in New Zealand to 26
Almac appoints Pacific manager
Longstanding access and rental professional Bob Mules starts in his new role today in Australia 
Angus Kennard steps down at Kennards Hire
Kennards veteran Bill Whitehouse takes on role as CEO, succeeding Angus Kennard
New Zealand stops all but ‘essential’ construction
Government of New Zealand provides clear guidance of what it considers to be essential construction work
Kennards adapts to coronavirus
New Zealand depots focus on essential services and ‘contactless service’ introduced
New Zealand’s US$7.7 billion infrastructure package
Spending called by New Zealand PM a ‘Once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in New Zealand’
New Hirepool depot in New Zealand
New Zealand-based rental company expands its reach in the north of Auckland
Kennards makes management changes
The rental company has announced a number of senior leadership changes across Australia and New Zealand
New Zealand gets first GTC-1200 crane
Contractor Fulton Hogan takes delivery of 120 tonne capacity Tadano crawler crane for remote dam project
Construction activity in New Zealand to peak in 2021
Government report predicts growth for industry to a high in 2021 of US$24 billion 
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