Rental Business & Finance News


Generac will not acquire Briggs & Stratton

Despite indicating an intention to buy the veteran engine manufacturer, Generac did not submit bid


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Holland Pump buys Alpha Pump

Holland Pump Company expands footprint in Gulf Coast with acquisition of Alpha Pump & Equipment

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Record quarter for United

Rental revenues reached a new third-quarter high of US$2.1 billion

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HKL helps build treetop path

Special machines and attachments provided for work in German wildlife park

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New heights for Gap

Now in its 50th year, Gap has reported record revenues and profits despite Brexit headwinds


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A-Plant invests in electric equipment

UK-based rental company places order for 10 of JCB’s new 19C-1E electric mini excavators


Paclite chosen as Cat ‘allied vendor’

France-based Paclite approved for Caterpillar’s Allied Vendor Programme

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Sunbelt expands in Los Angeles

Acquisition of King Equipment adds two depots and strength in aerial platforms

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Kennards makes management changes

The rental company has announced a number of senior leadership changes across Australia and New Zealand




Interview: HKL’s ‘undaunted optimism’

Kay Städing, HKL’s CEO, tells IRN about plans to open five depots during its 50th anniversary year

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Lighting Towers: Bright future?

Trend for sustainable equipment could help to sustain demand for lighting towers despite pandemic

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Home Depot interview: Giant steps

Tony English, Senior Merchant for Rental, Home Depot: Tool Rental business to be taken to next level

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Roadbuilding: The road ahead

We take a look at the effects of the pandemic on roadbuilding activity, and the latest equipment


Industry interview: Bidding for success

Karl Werner, president, international, at leading used equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. explains why prices are holding firm 

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HAE: Prevention is better than cure

Carl Bartlett of the HAE looks at safety on site, with a focus on rented earthmoving equipment

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Power tools: Instrumental

Power tools are in constant use on jobsites, so they must be comfortable and efficient to use


Fleet management: Seizing the opportunity

Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of digital processes, giving rental software providers a boost


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Kiloutou makes earthmoving acquisition

Kiloutou has acquired Franche Comte Materiels, which rents earthmoving and compaction machines in eastern France

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Two weeks to IRC conference

IRC is on 22 October in Shanghai, on the day before the APEX Asia and CeMAT Asia show