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Rental at BICES
Rental in China is still in its infancy, but the recent BICES exhibition in Beijing, China, attended by over 60000 visitors, provided evidence that its profile is rising, with one of China's biggest equipment manufacturers, Liugong, promoting rental on its stand at the show.
Cat reports decline in US dealer investment
Capital investment by US rental companies is showing signs of flattening or declining in 2008, according to two of the biggest suppliers to the rental market, Caterpillar and JLG Industries.
A-Plant wins HAE award
A-Plant won the coveted hire company of the year award (over 5 outlets) at the Hire Association Europe (HAE) awards in Cardiff, UK, in October.
Credit crunch?
What the banking credit crisis means for Access manufacturers and rental companies.
Rewarding success
In 2008 for the first time Europe's equipment rental industry will have its own awards. Dedicated to recognising and promoting excellence and professionalism among rental companies and suppliers to the rental industry in Europe, the European Rental Awards will be presented at the ERA's annual convention dinner in Amsterdam on 4 June 2008.
The Award Criteria
The rewards will be judged on the following criteria:
The Dinner
The ERA Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday 4 June 2008 as part of ERA's annual convention in Amsterdam. The host hotel is the Okura Hotel Amsterdam, located on the southern edge of the city centre and within walking distance of the RAI exhibition venue where the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) show takes place. For details, see www.okura.nl
Looking good for 2008
It's now a year since RSC Equipment Rental was divested by Atlas Copco Group, and just five months since the company's chief executive officer, Erik Olsson, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the company's public flotation. In other words, the company has undergone some big changes.
Full of life
It is easy to misinterpret, or ‘over-interpret', the results of our IRN Confidence Survey. There is lots of data on these pages - reflecting the opinions of almost 300 rental companies and suppliers around the world - and it would be easy to focus on some of the caution and perhaps nervousness that is evidently creeping in from some areas, particularly North America.
Showtime
The ARA's Rental Show returns to Las Vegas in February 2008. IRN Editor Murray Pollok previews the show and highlights some of the first –time exhibitors.
Auction action
Ritchie Bros says an auction is the best way for both buyers and sellers – to move used equipment, under any market condition, reports Patrick Hill. Plus, Hewden's use of auctions and news on expansion plans at online auctioneer IronPlanet in the US.
Re-engagement
Hire Association Europe's new managing director Graham Arundell wants to expands the organisation's services and re-engage with its membership. He explains to Murray Pollok.
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