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Compact 2 tonners
Terex Corp is launching new 2 t capacity site dumpers that will eventually replace the much larger 2 t PS2000 and PT2000 models. Patrick Hill reports from the launch in the West Midlands of the UK.
Crunch time
New waste management and recycling regulations in Europe will force contractors to take a new approach to managing waste materials on sites, and provide rental companies with a new opportunity, as Marcus Clay, managing director of Digbits, explains.
Free seminars at IRE show
The European Rental Association (ERA) will hold a full programme of rental workshops, roundtable discussions and other events as part of its convention to be held on 3-5 June in Amsterdam during the International Rental Exhibition (IRE).
Ramirent expands into Slovakia
Ramirent has entered the Slovakian rental market by acquiring a 60% stake in OTS Bratislava (OTS), one of the market leading rental companies in the country. Ramirent has an option to become sole owner by 2010.
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Boels Rentals in The Netherlands has further expanded its Belgian operation with two acquisitions.
DeWalt launches power tools
Power tool manufacturer DeWalt unveiled a wide range of new products at its annual UK dealer event in Birmingham in early January.
Atlas Copco sells half of ABIRD
Atlas Copco has sold approximately half of ABIRD, its Netherlands industrial rental company, to ABIRD's chief executive, Wichard Oorschot, and investment firm NPM Capital.
Brandon Hire Expands
Brandon Hire, the UK tool hire chain owned by the Wolseley Group, has recently opened nine new branches to take its total network to over 260 locations nationwide.
Komtrax standard on Komatsu compact line
Komatsu Utility Europe, which specialises in compact equipment, is to fit the Komtrax satellite tracking system as standard to its entire range of machines above 1,5 t.
Jaston rebrands as Workx
The acquisitive Netherlands rental company, Jaston Groep, re-branded all its rental divisions under the single Workx name on 1 January.
IRN Rental Share Index
IRN's regular Rental Share Index, a monthly share price tracker of rental company shares.
Loxam buys Lev in France
Loxam has acquired Haulotte Group's French access rental businesses, Lev and Royens Levage, for an undisclosed price.
Awards time
The time to enter the first European Rental Awards is now. The awards website is up and running, giving companies all the information needed to enter.
Self reliance
KDM Hire in Northern Ireland has benefited from a buoyant construction market, but now, in the face of increasing competition, it is having to work hard to exploit all the advantages of its independent status. Murray Pollok spoke to KDM's managing director, Keith McIvor.
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