The European Rental association (ERA) successfully held a further round of face-to-face meetings between rental companies and equipment manufacturers during Intermat, with nine OEMs and the same number of rental companies involved.

The sessions, which were initiated by the ERA’s Technical Committee in 2016, give rental companies a forum to speak to their suppliers about technical and other issues surrounding machines.

face-to-face meetings at Intermat

One of the meetings organised by ERA at Intermat 2018.

Among the rental companies involved were Zeppelin Rental, Cramo, Ramirent, Loxam, Kiloutou, Boels, TVH and Riwal, who are all members of the Technical Committee. The OEMs were mainly new participants, and included aerial platform suppliers.

Among the topics discussed were:

  • Tie-down and lifting points;
  • Quick operating guides;
  • Maintenance and predictive maintenance;
  • Telematics solutions;
  • Technical training and education;
  • Quality of pre-delivery inspections (PDI);
  • Innovation.

The meetings are organised by ERA twice a year, with the next round scheduled for October during the meeting of the ERA Technical Committee in Konz, Germany.

More information on the meetings will be available at the ERA’s annual convention in Vienna on 23 and 24 May. https://erarental.org/en/events/convention/era-convention-2018.

Rental company members of ERA who are interested in joining the Technical Committee and taking part in the face-to-face meetings can contact the ERA Secretariat at era@erarental.org

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