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Illinois Equipment Distributors name 2009 president
Rick Dahl, president and CEO of Chicago-based rental company Metrolift, Inc., has been appointed president of the Illinois Equipment Distributors for 2009.
Sky Climber goes higher
Suspended access company Sky Climber shows off its newest mast-climber.
Erento delivers €505 million of rental enquiries in 2008
Web-based, rental enquiry services provider erento said it delivered enquiries worth €505 million to rental companies in 2008, an annual rise of 170%.
First IronPlanet auction in Europe a success
Internet auction company IronPlanet sold 118 items of equipment, worth €3.22 million (US $4.24 million), in its first European online auction on January 28. More than 2100 bidders from 126 countries participated in the event, according to the European subsidiary of the US-based company.
HSS Hire wins green certification
HSS Hire's head office and its 14 Supercentre rental locations have been certified to the ISO 14001 environmental standard. The UK company now aims to certify the rest of its 300-strong network.
Ausa launching 2700 kg telehandler at Intermat
Spanish manufacturer Ausa will introduce a 2700 kg capacity, 6.1 m reach height telehandler at Intermat. The new Tauralift T 276 H model joins the smaller 2000 kg/4.2 m T 204 H model that was launched last year.
European rental market valued at €33.6 billion
The European equipment rental industry was worth €33.6 billion in 2008, a 2.8% decrease on the previous year, according to new research commissioned by the European Rental Association. The figure comprises €24.4 billion for rental of equipment without operators and €9.2 billion with operators.
IRN launches The Rental Book
International Rental News (IRN) is publishing The Rental Book, a compendium of information and resources for the world's equipment rental companies. The directory is available as a free download or as a paper version to buy.
Cat's new compact tracked loaders, plus D-Series excavator
New tracked loaders to complement its existing multi-terrain loaders, and the new D-Series 8 t excavators: Murray Pollok reports from Caterpillar's Desford facility in the UK.
Your guide to the second European Rental Awards
The second European Rental Awards – being organised again by International Rental News (IRN) and the European Rental Association (ERA) – will take place in Manchester on 26 May during the ERA’s 2009 convention. Murray Pollok reports.
Manitou's Bruno Fille on the priorities in integrating Gehl
What will Manitou do with its newly acquired Gehl business? Murray Pollok asked Manitou’s Bruno Fille to explain the strategy.
Grow even as markets decline? Will Leftwich and Michael Bellenger explain.
Even in a recession there are opportunities for rental companies to grow, whether through diversification, internationalisation or by using franchising arrangements. Will Leftwich and Michael Bellenger of Will Leftwich Associates outline the opportunities.
Williams Scotsman & Skanska USA cooperate on sustainable buildings
Williams Scotsman and contractor Skanska USA Building Inc have signed a supplier agreement under which Skaska USA will be able to buy or rent three types of specialy designed sustainable mobile site buildings.
Norway's UCO makes plans for downturn
Norwegian rental company UCO said it has set an “ambitious goal” to maintain its revenues in 2009 despite an anticipated 15-20% fall in construction volumes from many of the country’s biggest contractors.
JLG pulls out of Intermat
JLG will not exhibit at Intermat due to difficult market conditions and the need to focus resources on direct customer support.
Cramo forecasts 2009 fall but waits for opportunities
Cramo managed to maintain its revenues in the last quarter of 2008 despite weakening demand, with sales in local currencies actually rising by 6.7% in the quarter. Sales for the year as a whole rose 16.8% to €579.8 million, although Cramo said the outlook was weakening and it did not expect to reach the same sales level in 2009.
Executive Hire Show opens in Coventry, UK
Many of the 115 companies exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show (EHS), the UK's major tool rental exhibition, are showing new equipment. Visitors to the event, held at the Ricoh Arena near Coventry on 11-12 February and dedicated to the rental mark, will be able to see new offerings from companies including:
'Rental eBay' continues expansion
A rental website that allows individuals and businesses to rent a wide range of equipment and products has just started operating in the UK after successful launches in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and the US.
Cat expands engine remanufacturing
Caterpillar has expanded downwards its remanufactured engine offering to the 15 to 134 kW range.
Terex AWP: service, parts manuals online
Stating green initiatives, Terex AWP will now offer manuals free of charge on DVD or through the Genie website.
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