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Facing reality: IRN reports from a recent meeting of Spanish rental companies in Madrid
More than 120 Spanish rental managers met in Madrid in early March to discuss the continuing crisis in the country’s rental industry. There were no easy answers, as Nuria Martí (in Madrid) and Murray Pollok report.
UK demolition two decades on - a personal perspective
Specialist engineering consultancy RVA Group has just celebrated 20 successful years. As the team marks this significant milestone, managing director Richard Vann provides a personal perspective on how the UK demolition industry has evolved
Lindsey Anderson talks exclusively to Don Ahern, CEO of Ahern Rentals, about the Chapter 11 process.
Las Vegas-based Ahern Rentals – the largest independent renter in the US - entered the Chapter 11 bancruptcy process in December 2011 and is still battling to come out. Don Ahern, the company’s CEO, talked exclusively to Lindsey Anderson, editor of IRN sister title Access lift & Handlers (ALH).
'Change is good' says Ritchie Bros CEO Peter Blake
Peter Blake, CEO of Ritchie Bros, tells Murray Pollok that the company will soon be meeting the needs of people who don’t like to buy or sell equipment at unreserved auctions.
Interview: Thomas Kaeser on compressed air and split-rentals
Kaeser Kompressoren is now in its third generation of Kaeser family ownership and shows no signs of slowing down. IRN Editor Murray Pollok met CEO Thomas Kaeser at the company’s headquarters in Coburg, Germany.
Ahern defiant in face of Chapter 11 process
Don Ahern discusses his company's bankruptcy exclusively with Access, Lift & Handlers
Interview: EIC President Duccio Astaldi
Newly elected EIC president Duccio Astaldi wants fair contract conditions, fair competition in international markets and transparency in the construction sector.
Nov-Dec issue of IRN available for download or online reading
November-December issue of IRN now available to download or read online.
Saturation point: XGMA president Chae Kyo Jeon on China's slowdown
XGMA president Chae Kyo Jeon says China’s construction equipment manufacturers have to come to terms with lower sales volumes, and an end to the ‘boom’ years.
Interviews with China's rental leaders
China may be slow in developing a general equipment rental market like the west, but it has plenty of expansionary renters in markets like tower cranes and hoists. Murray Pollok reports.
World Rental Report: Murray Pollok looks at rental trends around the globe
The equipment rental industry may be struggling a little in Europe, but elsewhere there is plenty of growth, as Murray Pollok writes in the 2012 World Rental Report.
Stretching the brand: IRN talks to Douglas Anderson of GAP Group in the UK
The UK’s GAP Group is establishing a series of specialist rental divisions, including Lifting equipment and Non-mechanical plant. Murray Pollok asked joint managing director Douglas Anderson about the strategy.
Critical mass: IRN speaks to Drew Semken, CEO of Force Access in Australia
Australian access rental company Force Access is benefitting from the boom in Australia’s natural resources market, but there is more to the company than that, says CEO Drew Semken.
Sept-Oct issue of International Rental News available for download
The September-October issue of International Rental News (IRN) is now available to view online or download in PDF format.
Interviews on Rental report published by KHL Group
KHL Group has published a selection of interviews with rental managers compiled from the last three years of International Rental News (IRN) magazine.
GAP Group anticipates move into power and access rentals
UK plant and tool hire company GAP Group is to establish more specialist divisions to add to the Lifting and Non-mechanical plant divisions launched in the past three years.
Nacanco's Marzia Giusto talks to IRN about growing in a difficult market.
Italian aerial platform rental company Nacanco is successfully negotiating a stormy economy and maintaining its track record of growth. Murray Pollok met the company's managing director, Marzia Giusto, in Rome.
Manitou's 'Festival': IRN reports from Manitou's recent customer event
Manitou showcased its latest technology and growth strategy at a massive customer event in Spain in May. Murray Pollok reports from Punta Umbria.
Expanding in aerials: Palfinger Platforms
Palfinger Platforms has entered a growth phase with new products and new markets, Maria Hadlow spoke to managing director Stephan Kulawik at Intermat about the company's plans. The 2012 Intermat might be said to have marked the end of a period of consolidation for Austrian manufacturer Palfinger Platforms.
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