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Gorman-Rupp invests in Europe
US pump manufacturer Gorman-Rupp acquired in April a controlling interest in Wavo Pompen BV, a Netherlands pump manufacturer with facilities in Leeuwarden and Culemborg.
Speedy response to UK floods
Unseasonably wet weather in the North and Southwest of the UK in June and July have proved a boon for Speedy Pumps, the pumps division of rental companySpeedy Hire.
New Wacker submersible
This PS2 400 submersible pump is one of a range of four single-phase submersible pumps from Wacker Group in Germany.
Big movers for the USA
Available in North America, Multiquip's recently-launched InstaPrime pumps are designed for moving large quantities of water in a wide range of applications, including dewatering, sludge, sewer-by-pass and well-point projects.
Pumpex expands SP sludge pumps
Pumpex, the Swedish pump company owned by the Cardo Group, has expanded its SP range of submersible sludge pumps with the introduction of the SP10, SP10W and SP14. The pumps are heavy-duty design suitable for applications in quarries, construction sites and other demanding applications.
Universal
Ammann-Yanmar is launching the first of its Universal range of fourth-generation zero tailswing excavators, as well as the smaller ViO17 mini excavator that is replacing the ViO15. Murray Pollok reports.
15 becomes 17
The new ViO17 is an updated version of the zero tailswing ViO15-2A launched at the Intermat show in 2006.
Global outlook
Vermeer is planning more products suitable for rental, and more specially adapted to markets outside of North America. Murray Pollok reports.
10 years in
Chris Branson was one of the founding employees of rental software company InspHire 10 years ago and is now its managing director. A lot has changed in the software sector since then, as he tells Murray Pollok.
Counting rental
How big is Europe's equipment rental market? Answering that question is the main task of the European Rental Association's Statistics Committee, and the committee has already come up with some numbers
Selected examples from ERA
Sizing the European rental market
A good site?
What makes a good website, and how do you make sure that customers visit it? David Caruso concludes his series of articles on new online marketing tools.
People news: from the world's rental industry
People news: from the world's rental industry
Dieci opens in Germany
Italian telehandler manufacturer Dieci has established a German subsidiary, Dieci Deutschland, located in Geiren, north of Frankfurt.
JCB invests in India
JCB has begun a £36 million (€ 54 million) project to double the capacity of its backhoe loader plant at Ballabgarh, near New Delhi, India.
Carlyle/National to buy Coates Hire
Coates Hire is to be acquired by private equity firm The Carlyle Group and National Hire Group for A$2,2 billion, including A$525 of Coates' net debt, equivalent to A$6,70 per share. Coates had rejected two previous bids from Carlyle and National Hire, but said it is now recommending the improved offer to shareholders.
IRN creates rental benchmark figures
IRN has teamed up with rental finance consultant Jeff Eisenberg to create a set of benchmark finance figures for the global rental sector. The first set of figures - published in this issue - reveal that that the average after tax profit margin for major rental companies is 6,5%.
Cramo signs Russian JV
Finland's Cramo has entered a joint venture with Russian crane rental company ZAO Rentakran that will see Rentakran renting general construction equipment to its customers from its three existing branches in Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Krasnodar.
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