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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.