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Netherlands: more to come
The Netherlands already has a relatively mature equipment rental industry – valued a around €480 millio annually – but ther is still enormo potential for grow according to one of the major rental firms in the country.
Talking software
Rental software company Result Group aims to become the market leader in the rental sector within three years. Murray Pollok spoke to managing director Derek Robson.
Technology matters
One key decision that Result Group has made has been to shift to the Java language for all of its software.
Crunch time
New waste management and recycling regulations in Europe will force contractors to take a new approach to managing waste materials on sites, and provide rental companies with a new opportunity, as Marcus Clay, managing director of Digbits, explains.
HWS Invests In New HQ And Fleet
Netherlands access specialist HWS Verhuur is expanding its rental business, investing €3.5 million on a new headquarters/depot and a further €6 million on 200 new aerial platforms.
No environmental targets
UK rental company Hewden said a survey of project site managers revealed that almost half had been given no clear environmental targets.
Buying time
Aerial platforms are a key rental product, so it is no surprise that so many access rental companies are being acquired by other rental companies. Murray Pollok reports on the access sector.
Speedy response to UK floods
Unseasonably wet weather in the North and Southwest of the UK in June and July have proved a boon for Speedy Pumps, the pumps division of rental companySpeedy Hire.
10 years in
Chris Branson was one of the founding employees of rental software company InspHire 10 years ago and is now its managing director. A lot has changed in the software sector since then, as he tells Murray Pollok.
Counting rental
How big is Europe's equipment rental market? Answering that question is the main task of the European Rental Association's Statistics Committee, and the committee has already come up with some numbers
A good site?
What makes a good website, and how do you make sure that customers visit it? David Caruso concludes his series of articles on new online marketing tools.
IRN creates rental benchmark figures
IRN has teamed up with rental finance consultant Jeff Eisenberg to create a set of benchmark finance figures for the global rental sector. The first set of figures - published in this issue - reveal that that the average after tax profit margin for major rental companies is 6,5%.
Lambertsson gets more autonomy
Swedish rental company Lambertsson has become part of a new publicly listed Peab Industri business following the separation of Peab into two public companies.
Rental Awards
International Rental News is to run the first ever rental awards event for Europe's equipment rental industry, in conjunction with the European Rental Association (ERA). The IRE Rental Awards will celebrate ‘best practice’ in the rental industry and will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 4 June, during the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) and the ERA's annual convention in Amsterdam.
Reshaped
In six years AMECO has transformed itself from a largely internal rental arm of Fluor Corp into one of the fastest-growing rental companies in the world. How has it done it? Murray Pollok asked AMECO president Gary Bernardez.
How do you rate?
How does your financial performance compare to your competitors? Finance specialist Jeff Eisenberg analyses the performance of the largest 100 equipment rental companies in theworld –the IRN– 100 – and calculates a set of benchmark numbers for the equipment rental industry.
IRN-100 Financials
IRN-100 Financials
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.
Lessons learned
Thinking about starting out on your own? Brian Dennis, who established his own tool rental company in Portugal before selling it last year, summarises the lessons he learned when he established his business.
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