All Rental Articles

Global outlook
Vermeer is planning more products suitable for rental, and more specially adapted to markets outside of North America. Murray Pollok reports.
10 years in
Chris Branson was one of the founding employees of rental software company InspHire 10 years ago and is now its managing director. A lot has changed in the software sector since then, as he tells Murray Pollok.
Counting rental
How big is Europe's equipment rental market? Answering that question is the main task of the European Rental Association's Statistics Committee, and the committee has already come up with some numbers
Selected examples from ERA
Sizing the European rental market
A good site?
What makes a good website, and how do you make sure that customers visit it? David Caruso concludes his series of articles on new online marketing tools.
People news: from the world's rental industry
People news: from the world's rental industry
Dieci opens in Germany
Italian telehandler manufacturer Dieci has established a German subsidiary, Dieci Deutschland, located in Geiren, north of Frankfurt.
JCB invests in India
JCB has begun a £36 million (€ 54 million) project to double the capacity of its backhoe loader plant at Ballabgarh, near New Delhi, India.
Carlyle/National to buy Coates Hire
Coates Hire is to be acquired by private equity firm The Carlyle Group and National Hire Group for A$2,2 billion, including A$525 of Coates' net debt, equivalent to A$6,70 per share. Coates had rejected two previous bids from Carlyle and National Hire, but said it is now recommending the improved offer to shareholders.
IRN creates rental benchmark figures
IRN has teamed up with rental finance consultant Jeff Eisenberg to create a set of benchmark finance figures for the global rental sector. The first set of figures - published in this issue - reveal that that the average after tax profit margin for major rental companies is 6,5%.
Cramo signs Russian JV
Finland's Cramo has entered a joint venture with Russian crane rental company ZAO Rentakran that will see Rentakran renting general construction equipment to its customers from its three existing branches in Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Krasnodar.
Lambertsson gets more autonomy
Swedish rental company Lambertsson has become part of a new publicly listed Peab Industri business following the separation of Peab into two public companies.
Feeling optimistic?
International Rental News (IRN) is now conducting research for its annual Rental Confidence Survey.
Sunward invests in Hpm
Chinese compact construction equipment manufacturer Hunan Sunward Intelligent Machinery Co Ltd has acquired a majority stake of its European distributor, Hpm Europe Spa, based in Milan, Italy.
Faresin launches rotating handlers
Italian manufacturer Faresin Handlers has revealed the prototype for two rotating boom models, the Storm 18.45 and 15.45. The machines, which weigh 14500 kg, have a maximum lift capacity of 4.5 t and can lift 3 t to their maximum lifting heights of 18 m and 15 m.
Rental Awards
International Rental News is to run the first ever rental awards event for Europe's equipment rental industry, in conjunction with the European Rental Association (ERA). The IRE Rental Awards will celebrate ‘best practice’ in the rental industry and will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 4 June, during the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) and the ERA's annual convention in Amsterdam.
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