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H&E Equipment "very positive about 2008"
H&E Equipment Services said demand for its rental equipment remained solid, except for weakness in the West Coast, Florida and mid-Atlantic markets. The company said the softness in these markets was now stabilizing.
Aggreko wins Vancouver Winter Olympics contract
Aggreko has won the contract to rent power and temperature control equipment for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic winter Games (VANOC) in Vancouver, Canada.
Ramirent CEO Kallio to retire in 2009
Ramirent’s chief executive officer Kari Kallio is to retire from the company next year, no later than the company’s AGM in April 2009. He will continue in his post until his successor is found.
Rental news highlights
Summary of rental and equipment news from around the world.
Rental news highlights
Round-up of rental and equipment news from around the world.
Rental news highlights
Rental news highlights from around the world
Rental appointments
People news from the worldwide rental sector
Samoter rental debate
The recent rental seminar during the Samoter show generated an interesting debate between those who felt that dealer/manufacturer-led rental operations (which are common in Italy) should be encouraged and those who favoured the development of an independent rental sector.
Mini vision
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) wants to sell more excavators to rental companies and is prepared to develop rental specific machines to do it. Murray Pollok reports.
Power tool round-up
Manufacturers are deploying advanced electronics and innovative mechanicals to make powered hand tools more effective and safer.
Deprez on the ERA
Gererd Deprez talks about ERA’s progress and goals for the future as the organisation prepares for its major convention in Amsterdam in June.
IRE Preview
Three events - the first International Rental Exhibition, the first European Rental Awards, and the third annual European Rental Association Convention – will draw visitors to Amsterdam on 3-5 June. Patrick Hill sets the scene.
Strength in numbers
Three of the biggest US rental companies – United Rentals, RSC and Volvo Rents - are using sophisticated customer benchmarking techniques to measure how they are performing. Lucy M Peterson, in the first of a two-part article, reports.
On track
The number of manufacturers offering asset tracking systems is growing every month. Has the time come when every rental company should be investing in remote monitoring technology to manage their fleets? Murray Pollok reports.
Scale benefits
Malcolm Jackman is leading the integration of Coates and National Hire following the December acquisition and has ambitious global aims for the business, as he explains to IRN’s Murray Pollok.
Growing?
Jeff Eisenberg, IRN’s finance correspondent, looks at the how the financial benchmark numbers for the world’s top five rental companies have changed in the last year.
Cat sees potential in 'big box' rentals
Caterpillar sees the potential to substantially expand its Cat Rental Store network in North America by creating rental operations inside Home Depot stores.
Haulotte identifies world's growth zones
Growth in the world's aerial platform market will come from new developing markets in Eastern Europe, South America and Asia this year, with the US market down and Europe flat, forecast Alexandre Saubot, chief operating officer of Haulotte Group.
Compact Power to distribute Multione
Compact Power Inc is to distribute the Italian-built Multione compact articulated wheeled loaders in North America, New Zealand and Australia under the Boxer brand, and may well also sell the machines in South America and the UK.
Conexpo news highlights
News highlights from the Conexpo show
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