Four weeks to IRE show and ERA convention

By Murray Pollok11 May 2011

There are just four weeks to go before the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) and European Rental Association (ERA) convention, being held in Amsterdam on 7-9 June.

Around 80 companies have signed up for the IRE show, including JCB, Terex Construction, Volvo, Atlas Copco, Haulotte, Wacker Neuson and Hilti. The show takes place at the RAI exhibition centre close to the centre of Amsterdam.

Participants in the ERA's convention, meanwhile, include Michael Kneeland, CEO of United Rentals, and Alan Blake, CEO of JCB. Senior executives from Ramirent, Harsco, Boels, Loxam, Manitou, Volvo, Cramo, Riwal, HSS, MVS Zeppelin, A-Plant and Lavendon also take part in the seminars and workshops.

Visitors can register in advance for the show online at the exhibition website. Registering in advance gives visitors free entry to the exhibition.

Register at: www.IREshow.com

To book your place at the ERA convention, visit: www.erarental.org

Also taking place during the exhibition and convention is the European Rental Awards, being held at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam on Wednesday 8 June. 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

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

Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner to be announced on the night.

Exhibitors at IRE will show an enormous range of tools, equipment and technology, all targeted at rental companies, including compact earthmoving equipment, power tools/hand-held tools, pumps, generators, compressors and rental software systems.

Rental IT will be a definite theme at the show, with more than 10 companies demonstrating rental software or rental IT technology. For an up-to-date list of the exhibitors, see the show website.

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