IRE – two weeks to go

By Joe Malone07 April 2017

The International Rental Exhibition (IRE) show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is now only two weeks away, and you can avoid a €20 entrance fee by registering in advance, free of charge.

The exhibition – which will include more than 70 brands of equipment – takes place at the Amsterdam RAI centre on 2 to 4 May 2017.

Register online at

IRE will be held alongside the European Rental Association’s annual convention and the APEX aerial platform show, which has itself sold out with 85 exhibitors signed up.

In addition, the European Rental Awards dinner will take place on 3 May. You can book your reserve your place at the rental awards dinner by visiting

The shortlisted companies for the awards are:

Large Rental Company of the Year (revenues more than €15 million)

  • Kiloutou
  • Zeppelin Rental

Small Rental Company of the Year (revenues less than €15 million)

  • Gomez Oviedo
  • Huurland
  • Maltech
  • Mol Lifting

Rental Product of the Year

  • Atlas Copco (8 Series compressor)
  • Genie (Z-60FE boom)
  • Kaeser (M50E compressor)
  • Mtools-Makinex (Hose 2 Go)
  • Ramirent (Ramiflex module)
  • Trime (X-Eco lighting tower)

Digital Innovation Award

  • Germans Homs
  • HSS
  • Ramirent
  • Zeppelin Rental

Employer Innovation Award

  • A-Plant
  • HSS
  • Kiloutou

Rental Safety Award

  • A-Plant
  • Groundforce
  • Mtools-Makinex (hand truck)

Rental Person of the Year

The winner will be announced at the awards dinner.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The winner will be announced at the awards dinner.

Meanwhile, Attendees at IRE can also plan in advance of the show by visiting and viewing an interactive floorplan of the exhibitor space. Attendees can view exhibitors’ equipment on show and request meetings with the companies.

There are 65 exhibitors in total, with Coveya, IXOLIFT Oy, Messersi S.P.A and Infor replacing Perkins, which will no longer exhibit, but will sponsor the awards.

Other global suppliers attending include JCB, Ammann, Case Construction, Atlas Copco Portable Energy, Volvo Construction Equipment, Wacker Neuson, Ditch Witch, Vermeer, Thwaites and Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe.

For information on the ERA convention, visit

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