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New ERA board agreed in Prague
The new European Rental Association (ERA) board was voted in during the Prague Convention. New members are Arne Bugge (Norwegian Rental Association), Marzia Giusto (Nacanco) and Vesa Koivula (Cramo).
Former WUMAG executive Rolf Kulawik appointed managing director of Ruthmann
Former WUMAG executive Rolf Kulawik has been appointed the new managing director of Ruthmann GmbH & Co, the German truck mounted aerial platform manufacturer.
Alimak Hek to phase-out Champion brand
Alimak Hek is discontinuing its Champion brand of industrial and construction hoists and will cease production at its Texas, US location.
Banesto bank takes control of HUNE
Spanish bank Banesto has taken control of rental company HUNE and will try to restructure its €500 million of debt.
Easi Uplifts opens first depot in Hungary
Easi Uplifts is to open its first rental depot in Hungary at Kecskemét, south east of Budapest. The new depot will be part of the Slovakian business run by Glenn Pearson.
European Rental Award winners announced in Prague
Netherlands power renter Bredenoord won the small rental company of the year award and Ramirent the large company award at the 2010 European Rental Awards, announced at a special dinner in Prague on 26 May during the European Rental Association’s annual convention.
Craig Paylor to retire from JLG
Craig Paylor is to retire as president of JLG Industries on 1 July and will be replaced by Wilson Jones, the current president of Oshkosh Corp’s Fire & Emergency business, which includes the Pierce branded fire fighting platforms.
Harsco identifies product development priorities for Europe
Germany, Sweden and Norway will be among the first target markets in Europe for Harsco Infrastructure’s plan to extend mechanical access equipment throughout its operations.
Skanska Maskin plans Swedish network expansion
Sweden’s Skanska Maskin is to significantly increase its depot network in the coming two years to increase the level of support it provides to Skanska, its parent company and main customer.
Wacker Neuson's rental business grows 15% in 2009
Wacker Neuson’s rental business grew by 15% last year to €63 million, a record for the business and in stark contrast to the over 30% fall in the manufacturer’s equipment sales last year.
HSS reports 11% growth in first quarter revenue
HSS Hire in the UK posted an 11% increase in like-for-like revenues to £41.9 million for the first quarter of 2010. The company, which reported 26% increase in EBITDA profits to £9.3 million, said the results were “strongly ahead of market performance”.
Hertz Equipment launches website for smartphones
Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) has launched a mobile version of its website that allows customers on site to conduct business with HERC directly from their smartphone.
Briggs buys United Rentals Monterrey location
Briggs International has acquired United Rentals’ rental location in Monterrey, Mexico, and will combine it with its Monterrey materials handling operation. Briggs is one of the largest forklift truck rental companies in Mexico and recently acquired Maquinaira Ligera Equinter, a materials handling dealer based in Mexico City.
Special Report: Tall Buildings 2010 now available
Special Report: Tall Buildings 2010, the third in KHL's series of Special Reports, is now available to buy via KHL's Information Store.
One week to go before the ERA's Prague convention
There is still time left to book your place at the European Rental Association's annual convention in Prague, Czech Republic, on 26-27 May. The European Rental Awards dinner will be held on 26 May.
Briggs buys Mexican Bobcat and Hyster dealer Equinter
Briggs International has acquired the assets of Maquinaria Ligera Equinter (Equinter), a Mexico City-based Bobcat and Hyster forklift dealer. The deal will double Briggs’ existing business in Mexico, which is mainly renting material handling equipment. It will also join the Hyster and Yale forklift brands in Mexico.
Neff enters 'prearranged' Chapter 11 to restructure
One of the largest US rental companies, Neff Rental, has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US. Neff, which continues to trade as normal, said the filing was prearranged and would allow it to restructure its debts.
Ramirent and Havator sign five year cooperation deal
Ramirent has signed a five year rental and cooperation deal with Finnish crane, heavy lifting and transportation company Havator. As part of the agreement Ramirent is acquiring Havator’s self-propelled aerial platform fleet, numbering over 200 units, for an undisclosed price.
Result Group to show iPad application at ERA convention
Rental software company Result Group will premiere a rental management application for Apple's new iPad device at the upcoming European Rental Association (ERA) convention on 26-27 May in Prague.
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