Shortlists for the European Rental Awards

By Murray Pollok16 May 2011

Winners at last year's European Rental Awards. This year's awards take place on Wednesday 8 June.

Winners at last year's European Rental Awards. This year's awards take place on Wednesday 8 June.

The awards dinner for the 2011 European Rental Awards takes place at the Okura Hotel on Wednesday 8 June. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the RAI exhibition centre or a short taxi ride, and the dinner starts with a cocktail reception at 6.50pm.

To book your seat at the dinner contact the ERA at: www/erarental.org

The shortlisted companies are as follows:

Large Rental Company of the year (turnover > €15 million)
GAM (Spain)
GAP Group (UK)
HSS Hire (UK)

Small Rental Company of the year (turnover <€15 million)
Industrial Access (Romania)
Dromad Hire (Ireland)
Rentforce (Netherlands/Russia)

Rental IT Award
A-Plant
HSS Hire
Kiloutou
Speedy Hire

Rental Marketing Award
HSS Hire
Ramirent

Rental Safety Award
GAP Group
Hewden
HSS Hire

Rental Product of the Year
HH-Intellitech (GlasLift 500-4)
JCB (3CX/4CX ECO backhoe loader)
MEC Aerial Platforms (Titan Boom 40-S)
Teletower Access Solutions (Teletower)
Z-Safety Services (Z-Matic)

Manufacturer of the Year
El-Bjorn

Volvo

Rental Person of the Year
Winner to be announced on the night.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner to be announced on the night.

This year's judges were:

• Paul Burger (Board Director, Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe)
• Gérard Déprez (President, European Rental Association)
• Vesa Koivula (President/CEO, Cramo)
• Hendrik-Jan Molenaar (CEO, Workx)
• Murray Pollok (Editor, International Rental News).

None of the companies associated with the judges were eligible to enter the awards.

In a joint statement the judges praised the quality of the entrants and thanked all the companies that had participated, whether shortlisted or not; "The European rental industry has gone through a period of crisis, and it may have looked as if companies were doing nothing, but the presentations we received demonstrate that they were working hard. They were being innovative, continuing to invest in areas such as IT, and were not sacrificing safety.

"We look forward to the awards dinner in Amsterdam when we can celebrate the achievements of Europe's rental industry."

The Sponsors
IRN and ERA would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2011 European Rental Awards:

Headline Sponsors: IronPlanet and JLG Industries.

Award Sponsors: Ritchie Bros Auctioneers and Grindex.

Supporters: Intermat 2012 and Pullman Ermator.

Latest News
Sarens performs critical installation at nuclear site
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) initiated a major nuclear refueling and maintenance outage so that four replacement steam generators could be installed at the Watts Bar nuclear plant.
Two leading U.S. construction-economy indicators just abruptly turned south
Architecture billings and nonresidential contractor backlog both showed their first recent weakening but it’s not all bad news
Sarens orders 24 Tadano all terrain cranes
Package of new cranes includes ATs from 55 to 250 tonnes, plus six E-Pack kits, mostly destined for European countries