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Renowned US rental consultant Dan Kaplan will give the keynote address at the European Rental Association’s annual convention in Amsterdam in June. The convention tales place alongside the new International Rental Exhibition (IRE) at the RAI exhibition centre on 3-5 June.
US rental consultant Dan Kaplan will give the keynote address at the European Rental Association’s (ERA) annual convention in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in June, taking place alongside the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) at the RAI exhibition centre.
India has ambitious plans to invest in all manner of infrastructure, from roads and rail to ports and power. However, skills shortages and a variety of other bottlenecks threaten progress. Chris Sleight reports.
Australia's construction industry deteriorated in March, its first decline in seven months according to the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
Everybody talks about the growth of rental, but what is actually happening on the ground in individual markets? Murray Pollok reports.
The Netherlands already has a relatively mature equipment rental industry – valued a around €480 millio annually – but ther is still enormo potential for grow according to one of the major rental firms in the country.
South African rental companies can expect to benefit from the boost to infrastructure spending as South Africa prepares to host the 2010 World Cup, but according to Dave Erskine, founder and chief executive officer of Durban-based contractor and rental company Erbacon, the World Cup is merely the icing on the cake of an already booming construction market.
Hungary's rental market is valued at a very modest €35 million by the European Rental Association (ERA), a figure that is, if anything, an overestimate according to Ákos Hajós (pictured), operations manager at Huntraco's Cat Rental Store division in the country.
Don't expect an explosion of rental growth in Romania, says Razvan Marcu, marketing manager at Marcom (pictured), a Bucharest-based distributor for Komatsu, Potain, Grove and Sennebogen.
Poland is one of the big potential rental markets in Eastern Europe, but is still very much in its infancy with total rental revenues of around €110 million in 2006, according to the European Rental Association (ERA).
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Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced it is raising the price of its machines and components by +5% to offset the impact of steep rises in base commodities, such as steel.
Private commercial investment in Japan's major urban centers is fuelling a demand for small scissors and vertical mast platforms, with several of Japan's ‘big four’ rental giants investing heavily in aerials.
Rakesh Modi, who is running the access rental division of Madras Tools & Shackles Ltd (MtandT), hopes to add 50 machines this year.
Heavy investment over the past 12 months has resulted in a not unexpected 20% jump in the size of the world's biggest access fleets. MURRAY POLLOK looks at the results of the latest Access–50 survey.
Eight of the world's 50–largest access fleets are in Japan. Murray Pollok reports on the growth strategies of their owner companies, all the more interesting because the rental market is mature.