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Hire Station’s erento success boosts ’white label’ strategy
UK equipment rental company Hire Station is using the growth of its online rental business with erento to help it establish its ‘white label’ rental activities through the websites of major UK retail and online brands.
Failures to come warns UK plant hire investment report
Catherine Stratton, author of the respected Plant Hire Investment Report, said the UK plant hire sector was facing one year or more of further decline in demand and that a rising level of business failures was the likely result.
Sunbelt implements iPhone rental application
Sunbelt Rentals in the US has developed a rental sales application for Apple's iPhone and has equipped 1200 of its sales staff and field personnel with the tool.
Rental price comparison website launched in the US
Two US rental veterans have launched a price comparison website for equipment rental. RentalHawk.com, based in Los Angeles, California, has been created by Robert Gray, a former United Rentals sales representative, and Mark Richter, a more experienced rental figure with a track record including Briggs Equipment, Diamondback Rentals and United Rentals.
Navigator launches RFID system for events rental companies
Party and events rental software company Navigator Systems has introduced an RFID asset tagging system for the events sector with a ‘walk-through’ arch detector allowing companies to scan cases of equipment into and out of their depots.
IRN100: the rental industry in transition from boom to bust
The 2008 IRN-100 list shows a rental industry in transition between boom times and the new ‘post-crisis' environment. The world's largest rental companies managed to grow last year - just - but there was little comfort to be had in the last quarter of the year as demand started to fall.
Rental Management: Does it make sense to have specialist rental divisions?
Does it make sense to operate specialist rental divisions within a general rental business? Peter Thomas and Will Leftwich looks at the pros and cons.
Speedy and Network Rail expand fleet management deal
Network Rail in the UK has expanded its fleet management agreement with Speedy Hire with a £6 million (€7 million) investment in rail-specific equipment that will be managed by Speedy.
Skylift adds remote tracking to platform fleet
Skylift, the truck mounted aerial platform rental division of Lavendon Group, has introduced a vehicle tracking and remote management system to its fleet of vehicles.
HSS now offering rental of workers
HSS Hire is now offering to rent people as well as equipment through its new HSS Resource service. The company will supply specialist engineers or site labour throughout the UK.
Access Plus opens doors in Aberdeen
Access Plus in Scotland, UK, has opened its first depot in Aberdeen with a fleet or around 50 machines. The branch will be managed by new recruit Gary Rose, an ex-Lavendon and MB Plant branch manager.
Widen recruitment practices says Finning HR director
Rental companies recruit from too small a group of people and so exclude some of the most talented individuals in society. This was the message from Mike Davies, human resources director of Finning UK (which owns Hewden), at the European Rental Association's annual convention in Manchester on 26-27 May.
HSS offers 'real time' rental online
HSS Hire in the UK has launched what it believes to be the first ever online renting service that allows selected customers to on- and off-rent equipment in real time over the internet, as well as access a wide range of other information on their rented equipment.
INTERVIEW: Michael Kneeland, CEO, United Rentals, talks to IRN Editor Murray Pollok.
United Rental's CEO Michael Kneeland talks to Murray Pollok about managing United through the recession.
Top speakers confirmed for Europlatform access rental conference
Several top speakers have already been confirmed for the Europlatform access rental conference in Milan on 15 September.
Video exclusive: Interview with Loxam's Gérard Déprez
IRN Editor Murray Pollok interviewed Loxam managing director Gérard Déprez during the Intermat exhibition in Paris.
HireQuip executives cement OEM ties at Intermat
Australian rental executives Garry Woods and Barry Meale, directors and shareholders of New Zealand rental company HireQuip, have been attending Intermat to cement relationships with the company’s key equipment suppliers.
Italy's E-MAC promotes rental to big contractors
President of Italian rental company E-MAC, Roberto Nicoletti, presented rental seminars to over 80 of the company’s largest clients to explain the role that rental can play during the economic downturn.
Europlatform conference confirmed for Milan in September
Access International and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) have confirmed that the third Europlatform access rental conference will take place this year in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday 15 September with the theme, Access Rentals – Ready for the Rebound?
Case signs supplier agreement with True Value
Case Construction Equipment (Case CE) has signed a supplier agreement with True Value Company, the US cooperative of independent hardware stores that includes more than 1000 rental locations operated under the True Value Rental, Taylor Rental, Just Ask Rental and Grand Rental Station brands.
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