All Rental operations Articles

De Boer appoints leader for London 2012 Olympics
Temporary structures and events rental company De Boer has appointed Edward Gallagher, a former local government manager in east London, to lead the company’s efforts to win contracts on the London 2012 Olympics.
A-Plant provides drivers with hand-held computers
A-Plant has invested in 270 hand-held computers for delivery drivers that are helping the company demonstrate to major customers that it is meeting agreed levels of service.
RSC offers customers machine emissions data
RSC Equipment Rental is offering customers an equipment emissions tracking service that will automatically calculate greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions from its diesel powered equipment.
LTECH's fifth depot will serve the Universiade
Russian rental company Ltech has opened its fifth depot in Kazan, Russia, in time for the 2013 Universiade.
Compact Power rentals business will be at 100 Home Depot stores
Compact Power Inc (CPI) and Home Depot have signed a deal that will see CPI establish a new company, Compact Power Equipment Centers LLC (CPEC), to run large equipment rental business at selected Home Depot stores.
United Rentals employs senior RSC executive
United Rentals has appointed ex-RSC executive Ned Graham as vice president of business development, responsible for developing strategies to expand United's business.
A-Plant introduces insurance package
Rental company A-Plant has launched a new insurance package which enables the company's customers to insure hired A-Plant equipment against loss or damage for up to £100000 for any one incident.
Speedy grows low-height access fleet
UK tool and equipment hire company Speedy has invested £600000 in low level access products.
Hewden holds major equipment auction on 16 September
UK rental company Hewden will hold a used equipment auction in September that it claimed is Europe’s largest ‘direct from user’ sale.
Riwal sets up a UK operation
Netherlands based, powered access specialist, Riwal has set up an operation in the UK. Riwal UK is being managed by Les Warren (general manager), Tim White (sales and commercial manager) and Dave Freebody (operations manager).
Kanamoto opens in Hong Kong with 'aggressive' plans
Japanese rental company Kanamoto has established a subsidiary in Hong Kong to sell used equipment and to “aggressively develop” equipment rentals.
Dubai power renter RSS signs Oman JV
Dubai-based power and temperature control rental company Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) has signed a joint venture agreement with Muscat-based construction group Mubadarah Investments (MI) to provide rental services in Oman.
Mateco acquires the Kühne Arbeitsbühnen rental business
German rental company Mateco has bought the Kühne Arbeitsbühnen rental company from its owner Mr Michael Kühne, who retires after many years in the business.
Access Link teams up with PartnerLift
Access Link, a group of independent access rental companies from the UK and Ireland, has extended its depot network into mainland Europe by forging a partnership agreement with German rental organisation, PartnerLift.
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.
HKL opens new depot in southern Germany
German rental company HKL Baumaschinen has opened a new depot in Göppingen, its eighth depot in the Baden-Württemberg area in the south of Germany.
Rental companies and dealers should work together, says Deprez
European Rental Association (ERA) president Gerad Deprez said rental company and equipment dealers should cooperate more closely, and in particular could do more to work together on remarketing of used equipment.
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