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Massive growth for Australian rental start-up
In its first year of business Australian rental company Uphire has grown from a one man business with just one machine to a company with a 50+ strong fleet and a full time staff.
Neff Rental goes live with SmartEquip
Neff Rental has gone live on the SmartEquip network in North America, further expanding SmartEquip coverage of the North American rental sector.
Xylem invests heavily in French pump rental fleet
Pump manufacturer Xylem is to make significant investments in its French rental fleet in the coming five years to expand its product range and open new facilities.
Ramirent trials forklift rental in Finland
Ramirent is trialling the short term rental of forklift trucks in Finland and if successful will extend the programme to the rest of the Nordic region this Autumn and its other territories in 2013.
Ramirent appoints head of Finnish business
Ramirent has appointed former Nokia and KONE executive Anna Hyvönen as senior vice president and managing director of Ramirent Finland and member of the Ramirent Group management team.
United Rentals opens three specialty rentals locations
United Rentals has expanded its specialty rentals operation by opening new trench safety and power rental locations in New Hampshire, New Jersey and Texas.
Learn from aviation safety culture says Studdert
Over 200 delegates at the IPAF Summit in Rome, Italy, heard NES Rentals chief executive officer Andy Studdert argue that the aerial platform industry needs to adopt a safety culture similar to that of aviation.
Teupen's Arjen Snijder joining Riwal as sales manager
Teupen’s Arjen Snijder is joining Riwal as its international sales manager, effective from 1 May 2012.
Cat's European rental manager Andy Zuckerman moves to China
Andy Zuckerman is leaving his post as manager of Caterpillar’s rental and used operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME) to become distribution manager for SEM, Cat’s Chinese subsidiary.
Kevin Appleton proposed as Ramirent board member
Ex-Lavendon chief executive Kevin Appleton is to be proposed as a board member of Ramirent at the company’s annual general meeting on 28 March.
ERA organises rental events during Intermat
The European Rental Association (ERA) is organising a series of rental events during the Intermat exhibition in April, including two round-table sessions on the Tuesday afternoon and visits to local rental depots on the Wednesday of the show.
Wynne Systems announces contract win with Ramirent
Wynne Systems has announced that Ramirent has chosen to implement its RentalMan and InfoManager applications throughout its business. The contract follows a trial with Ramirent in Sweden over the past year.
Brazil's rental association ALEC elects new president
The new president of Brazilian rental association ALEC is Marco Aurélio da Cunha, managing director of São Paulo Locadora de Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda, a general equipment rental company with depots in São Paulo, Curitiba and Praia Grande.
Loxam launches city centre rental project
Loxam is launching a new project to open small rental stores in inner city areas targeting builders, electricians and plumbers working on city centre projects. The first LoxamCity store was opened in the Bastille quarter of Paris in November and Loxam plans further openings in the city as well as other French towns.
Riwal appoints ex-HERC executive Norty Turner as new CEO
In a surprise move Riwal has appointed former Hertz Equipment Rental Corp (HERC) executive Norty Turner as its new chief executive officer, replacing Dick Schalekamp who will continue to play an active role in the company and serve on the supervisory board.
GAP to open six more lifting hire depots
GAP Group is to open a further six dedicated Lifting Hire & Sales depots in the UK just a year after launching the new division.
Hewden appoints head of customer experience
UK rental company Hewden has appointed Michaela Simpson in the newly created role of head of customer experience.
Top rental stories in 2011
What were the most popular rental stories in 2011 as measured by views on the www.khl.com website? Well, there are some surprises – Kiloutou’s acquisition of Top’Loc was top of the list, higher even than the same company’s much bigger acquisition of BM Location a few weeks earlier.
BM Loc's de Castelnau moves to Bergerat Monnoyeur forklift company Aprolis
Benjamin de Castelnau, previously sales and marketing manager at BM Location, has left the rental business following its acquisition by Kiloutou.
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