Almost 70 entries received for the European Rental Awards

By Murray Pollok25 February 2011

Almost 70 entries have been received for this year's European Rental Awards, which will be presented at an Awards Dinner on 8 June at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam during the European Rental Association convention and International rental Exhibition (IRE).

The award entries are now being assessed by the panel of judges and the shortlists and winners will be chosen at the judges meeting in Paris on 16 March. The shortlists will be announced at soon after the meeting.

The award categories that received the greatest number of entries were the ‘Product of the Year', ‘Large Rental Company of the Year', ‘Rental IT Project of the Year' and ‘Rental Safety Award'.

Over 25 entries were received for the ‘new product' award alone, and one of the new award categories - Rental IT Project - attracted over 10 entries.

The judging panel for the 2011 European Rental Awards comprises: Paul Burger (Board Director, Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe), Gérard Déprez (ERA President and CEO, Loxam), Hendrik Jan Molenaar (CEO, Workx Materieelverhuur), Vesa Koivula (CEO, Cramo) and Murray Pollok (Editor, International Rental News).

The awards ceremony will be held at Okura Hotel, close to the RAI Exhibition Center where the ERA Convention and IRE exhibition are being held.

For details on the ERA convention and to book your place at the awards dinner, see The IRE show takes place on 7-9 June (

The European Rental Awards are a joint venture between International Rental News (IRN) and the European Rental Association (ERA).

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