International Rental News - July-August 2020

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July-August 2020

Included in this issue: 

  • NEWS
    easyNoleggio platform launched in Italy; Stage V deadline extended; Kubota introduces new mini excavator; Hitachi CM to stop manufacturing in Europe; WillScot and Mobile Mini merge; Sunbelt UK starts new business division.
  • PRODUCT UPDATE
    Decontamination light from Lind Equipment helps fight Covid-19; Kubota introduces sustainable mini excavator; Takeuchi dumper replacement; Trime launches sanitising tunnel; Mecalc offers two machines in one.
  • REVIEW: RENTAL AWARDS
    Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, this year’s European Rental Awards still went ahead – as an online event. IRN congratulates the winners.
  • COVID-19 AND RENTAL OPERATIONS
    As rental companies have morphed to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, they are finding that some adaptations could be worth holding onto beyond the crisis. Thomas Allen reports.
  • HAE: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
    Carl Bartlett of the Hire Association Europe looks at safety on site, with a focus on rented earthmoving equipment and how rental companies can mitigate risk.
  • LOADERS
    As the market for compact loaders changes, the need for safety remains constant. Thomas Allen reports
  • INTERVIEW: PIERRE BOELS
    In an exclusive interview, Pierre Boels, President ERA and CEO Boels Rental, tells IRN how his company is rising to the challenge of the Covid-19 crisis.
  • GENSETS
    The pressure of environmental regulations is changing the way power is generated. Thomas Allen explores the effects on genset rental, where there are certainly challenges but also opportunities.
  • FLEET MANAGEMENT
    The pandemic has accelerated digital adoption, giving rental software providers a boost. Thomas Allen reports.
  • POWER TOOLS
    Power tools are in constant use on jobsites, so they must be comfortable and efficient. Thomas Allen reports.
  • INTERVIEW: SANY EUROPE
    Rental will help to drive acceptance of Sany Europe’s equipment in the European market, says Ronald Ziegler of the Construction Machinery division.

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