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Rental website erento launches in the US
The online rental marketplace erento has launched in the US. The first rental companies to sign up to the site are specialist motorcycle and car rental firms, but the site will be looking to add equipment rental companies, as it has in Europe.
Former UTC/Carrier executive joins Algeco Scotsman as president/COO
Algeco Scotsman has appointed former UTC and Carrier Corp executive Duncan Gillis as its chief operating officer and president, reporting to Gerry Holthaus, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.
Bobcat deepens tracked loader range
At 2.3 t, 1.2 m wide, and 2.3 m long, Bobcat's new T110 tracked loader is the smallest in the six-model range, launched six years ago. The new machine is approximately 500 kg lighter, 0.2 m narrower and 0.12 m shorter than the T140, the next larger model.
Kanga Loaders acquired by Digga Manufacturing in Australia
Kanga Loaders in Australia, manufacturer of the famous Kanga mini-loader tool carrier, has been acquired by Digga Manufacturing, the Australian manufacturer of earthmoving equipment wear parts and attachments.
Stephenson's Rental Services extends Texada Software contract
Stephenson's Rental Services, one of Canada’s largest equipment rental companies, has signed a three year contract to extend its partnership with rental software company Texada Software.
RSC names winner of first Freek Nijdam award
RSC Equipment Rental’s director of customer care Marilyn Steiger-Vandever has been named the inaugural winner of the company’s new Freek Nijdam award.
SmartEquip celebrates 3 millionth online parts order
SmartEquip celebrated the 3 millionth transaction through its online parts system with a special presentation at the Rental Show to the two companies involved, manufacturer Multiquip and rental company Sunbelt Rentals.
JLG publishes telehandler attachment guide
JLG, Gradall, SkyTrak and Lull telehandler owners now have a complete accessories and attachments manual for reference
Ramirent makes further cuts after poor start to the year
Ramirent is taking further cost cutting measures and is proposing that no dividend be paid for 2008 following a very difficult first two months of 2009, with sales in eastern Europe collapsing by 60% and group sales down 26% compared to 2008.
Editor's Comment: Murray Pollok looks at the European and US rental industries.
For all the similarities between the North American and European rental markets there are still some big practical differences.
Manitou says Gehl in breach of bank covenants
Manitou said its newly acquired US business, Gehl, has been unable to comply with some bank covenants and was now negotiating with banks to avoid early repayment demands. Manitou said Gehl’s problems stem from the sharp deterioration of the US market.
New light breaker from Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco has launched the 442 kg SB 452 light breaker, for 6.5 to 13 t excavators, to replace the SB 450, which will be phased out. The new model falls between the 304 kg SB 302 and the 521 kg SB 552 in the seven-model SB (solid body) range, launched three years ago.
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Aggreko continues to buck the market
Aggreko continues to buck the recession with revenues for 2008 up 36.6% to £946.6 million and trading profits up 50.6% to £200.6 million. The company is also forecasting a strong 2009, with trading this year likely to be at a similar level to 2008 in constant currency.
Terex AWP targets aftermarket, including competitors' parts
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (Terex AWP) is expanding its after sales service activities, including a new parts operation that will stock competitive brands, extended warranties, a broader financial services offering, and an expansion of its North American refurbishment network using Terex Utilities facilities. As part of the new ‘Genie 360’ customer support programme, Terex AWP has signed up to the SmartEquip online parts ordering system.
No surprises as Rental Show hit by recession
Attendance at last week’s Rental Show in Atlanta, Georgia, appeared to be as much as 50% down on recent years, reflecting the general economic climate, although exhibitors had anticipated the decline and did not appear to be complaining too much.
New V-Twin engines from Honda
Honda will introduce the next generation of its V-Twin series of horizontal and vertical shaft engines worldwide in the second half of 2009. The six models of the range offer approximately 10% more power, approximately 10% lower fuel consumption, lower exhaust emissions and lower noise than their predecessors, said the company.
Toyota Material Handling expands Aichi AWP line
Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc. has expanded its Aichi aerial work platform line and looks to have a full range of AWPs within five years.
IPAF forecasts 10% decline in US AWP rental revenues
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) released a report highlighting the state of the US access rental industry at The Rental Show on March 3 in Atlanta
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