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erento online rental website says traffic growing dramatically
Online rental site specialist erento said its UK website is attracting 18000 unique visitors a week, and the number is growing at 20% a week. The company recently announced that HSS Hire had signed up to the site, alongside another big UK renter, Hire Station.
Japan's Aktio replaces Excel spreadsheets with web-based finance system
Aktio Corp, the largest rental company in Japan, has implemented a new web-based financial planning system to replace its traditional Excel spreadsheets.
Quippo to offer power rentals outside India
Quippo Energy Rental, the power rental division of Quippo Infrastructure Equipment Ltd - India's largest rental company - is to enter the Bangladesh and Indonesian markets by 2009, according to reports.
New UK hire company enters the access market
A new access rental company has opened in the UK. Upward Powered Access is based near Oxford and has a fleet comprising mostly of Genie scissor lifts and Niftylift booms.
Philippe Clover becomes president of Indian rental company Quippo
Philippe Clover, the former Hertz Equipment Rental Co (HERC) and Caterpillar rental executive, has joined Indian rental company Quippo Infrastructure Equipment as its president.
Carrier Rental doubles fleet spending
Carrier Rental Systems is to double its investment this year in new temperature control equipment for its European and Singapore rental businesses.
Boels opens 'Mega-Party' location in Germany
Boels Verhuur has opened a ‘Mega Party Rentals’ depot in Hilden in the Nordrhein-Westfalen area of Germany. The 4000 m2 branch has “everything you need for your party or meeting under one roof.”
HSS Hire signs up to erento online rental site
HSS Hire has signed up to the online rental website, erento, the first major UK rental company to do so since erento’s launch in the UK in February this year.
Aggreko wins Vancouver Winter Olympics contract
Aggreko has won the contract to rent power and temperature control equipment for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic winter Games (VANOC) in Vancouver, Canada.
Ramirent CEO Kallio to retire in 2009
Ramirent’s chief executive officer Kari Kallio is to retire from the company next year, no later than the company’s AGM in April 2009. He will continue in his post until his successor is found.
Modern (International) expands
Modern (International) Access and Scaffolding Ltd, an authorsied Genie dealer in Hong Kong and Macau, is opening offices in in Guangzhou, China, and Singapore this summer.
A-Plant spends £30 million on new equipment.
UK rental company, A-Plant, has placed new equipment orders worth over £30 million.
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Strength in numbers
Three of the biggest US rental companies – United Rentals, RSC and Volvo Rents - are using sophisticated customer benchmarking techniques to measure how they are performing. Lucy M Peterson, in the first of a two-part article, reports.
Cat sees potential in 'big box' rentals
Caterpillar sees the potential to substantially expand its Cat Rental Store network in North America by creating rental operations inside Home Depot stores.
BM Location expands rental offering
Bergerat Monnoyeur Location (BM Loc), the French Cat Rental Store business operated by Caterpillar dealer Bergerat Monnoyeur, is to expand its product offering to general contractors and builders under a new ‘Pack Batiment’ programme.
New Holland trials dealer rental
New Holland is trialing a dealer rental business in Unna, Germany, with 40 machines currently in the fleet.
Brandon expands UK network
Brandon Hire, the UK tool hire chain owned by the Wolseley Group, has recently opened nine new branches to take its total network to over 260 locations nationwide.
CityRent takes big step forward
Polish access rental company, CityRent is adding 120 - 150 new aerial platforms to its fleet in 2008, increasing its holding to almost 400 machines
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