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RSC expands services to industry
RSC Equipment Rental has formed a new Integrated Services Group to coordinate its product offering to industrial customers and has added higher capacity pumps and larger power generation units to expand the industrial product range.
High Level Platforms opens in Bristol
UK powered access rental company, High Level Platforms is opening a new branch in Bristol: the company already has branches in Poole, Dorset and Southampton. The new branch was opened by Joanna Claridge, Genie Industries', territory sales manager.
Algeco starts renting in Russia
Algeco has established a portable accommodation rental business in Moscow, Russia and plans to establish a base in St Petersburg. The company already has rental operations in several eastern European countries – including Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia – but this is its first move into Russia.
Brazil's Solaris creates earthmoving rental division
Brazilian rental company Solaris Equipamentos e Serviços LTDA (Solaris) aims to capitalize on growth in Brazil’s infrastructure and construction markets by creating an earthmoving equipment rental division to add to the aerial platform, telehandler and power rental operations it already has.
Atlas Copco rebrands specialty rental operations
Atlas Copco’s Specialty Rental division has rebranded all its rental operations to include the Atlas Copco name. The businesses were previously operated under their original brands.
Access Plus plans to open in England
Access Plus, the Ayrshire, Scotland based access rental company, is planning to enter the English access rental market in early 2009, probably in the north east.
Wolff hunts in Australia
The first Wolff tower crane erected in Australia was recently shown to the local crane industry as a celebration of the formation of a partnership between Wolffkran and The Caelli Group. The Caelli Group is a formwork contractor and crane hirer that specializes in high rise construction. Established in 1972 and based in Melbourne, recent changes to the company’s structure mean expansion in two crane-related areas.
Lavendon creates Nationwide Platforms
Nationwide Platforms is the new name that Lavendon Access Services has given its two major UK businesses, Nationwide Access and The Platform Company. The new combined identity will be formally launched on 3 November 2008.
MVS Zeppelin plans 100 DIY 'in-store' locations
MVS Zeppelin in Germany hopes to have as many as 100 tool rental depots inside German DIY stores following its acquisition late last year of the Essen-based tool rental franchise business Rentas GmbH.
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.
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