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ConExpo-Con/Agg 'stop-press'
What will you see at Conexpo-Con/Agg? IRN rounds-up some last minute product news.
Fleet financing
What are the benefits of using a manufacturer’s ‘captive’ finance programme in acquiring your rental fleet? Murray Pollok talked to manufacturers, financial consultants and rental companies about their favoured finance sources.
Show up!
JCB, Komatsu, Hitachi, Manitou, Doosan Infracore/Bobcat and others are among exhibitors at the IRE show in Amsterdam on 3-5 June, 2008. IRN provides some advance information.
Freefall
What has caused the dramatic fall in the share prices of major equipment rental companies, and what impact will it have? IRN’s finance correspondent, Jeff Eisenberg, reports.
Ahern on the US rental scene
Ahern Rentals has been one of the fastest growing independent rental companies in the US for the past 10 years. Now, however, the company’s founder and president, Don Ahern, is becoming more cautious about growth. He spoke to John Wyatt at one of Ahern’s rental yards in Las Vegas.
Belle launches low vibration breakers
Belle Group has introduced a new range of low vibration breakers. Ray Neilson, Belle’s managing director, told IRN than the BHB2025X breaker has a hand-arm vibration (HAV) of just over 7.0 m/s2, and that the new models had twice the break-out force and double the compression of the older versions.
Kaplan to speak at ERA convention
Renowned US rental consultant Dan Kaplan will give the keynote address at the European Rental Association’s annual convention in Amsterdam in June. The convention tales place alongside the new International Rental Exhibition (IRE) at the RAI exhibition centre on 3-5 June.
GAM buys Guimera from Atlas Copco
Spanish rental company GAM bought Atlas Copco's Spanish rental business, Guimerá S.A., on 13 February for €18 million.
Powermoon targets rental
The Rental Show saw German-based balloon lighting company Powermoon target the rental sector with its range of robust lighting products.
erento opens up in the UK
German online rental company, erento, is planning to expand throughout Europe and has just started operations in the UK with the support of Hire Association Europe (HAE).
Rental News Highlights
News highlights for March 2008
Wacker launches compact machines in US
Wacker Corp introduced its new Wacker Neuson range of dump trucks, excavators and compact loaders at the Rental Show in Las Vegas in mid-February.
Euroloc rebrands as HUNE
Spanish rental company Euroloc has renamed itself HUNE. The rebranding – which reflects four of its existing names, Homs, Umesa, Nacanco and Euroloc – comes as the company reported total revenues in 2007 of €233.7 million, up from €75.6 million in 2006 and higher than the €225 million previously forecast.
BM Location buys Cheraki
Bergerat Monnoyeur Location has acquired the rental business Cheraki in the south east of France for an undisclosed price. Cheraki is a family owned business with 17 rental depots.
Kaplan gives keynote speech at ERA convention
US rental consultant Dan Kaplan will give the keynote address at the European Rental Association’s (ERA) annual convention in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in June, taking place alongside the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) at the RAI exhibition centre.
‘Virtual depot planned in UK
A UK rental company is to create a mini ‘virtual depot’ on a major UK construction site by the middle of this year, using RFID tagging technology and swipe cards to monitor who takes equipment and at what times from a secure cabin.
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