IRN July/August issue now available

By Helen Wright23 July 2014

The July/August issue of International Rental News (IRN) is now available to download or read online from

In addition, the tablet edition for iPads and other devices, featuring extra images and video, is also available to download. The issue has been formatted for tablet computers and other portable devices, both Apple and Android.

Download the tablet App from the Apple App store (iTunes) or the Google Play Store (Google Play) and search for “International Rental News”.

Readers can receive the digital version by registering at, at no cost. For readers already registered, view online or download the magazine from the left-hand tab at:

In addition, the podcast to accompany the July/August issue is also now available to stream or download from the KHL podcast page at

In the July/August issue:


Loxam acquires Workx; ERA revises rental growth forecasts; IRE show attracted top rental delegates; Latin American rental toplist survey launched; plus other news from the world's rental sector.

Kevin Appleton column

When it comes to building a productive and efficient business, there are a variety of styles that produce results. Kevin Appleton outlines some key business beliefs.

Benny Andersson, Lambertsson Sweden

The head of the company's rental division talks to IRN about standing out in the competitive Nordic market.

ERA/IRN rental tracker

The RentalTracker for the second quarter of 2014 showed continued positivity tempered by some caution, particularly from multinationals.


Looking back at some of the highlights from the ERA Convention, as well as a full list of the winners of this year's European Rental Awards.

Product feature: Lighting Towers

The versatility of mobile lighting towers is increasing, with more new LED models coming to the market, as well as other alternatives such as solar and hybrid designs.

Product feature: Breakers
Hydraulic breakers have come a long way since they were first introduced over 50 years ago. IRN investigates what rental companies are looking for from this sector.

Regional report: South America

From a skills shortage to currency fluctuations, there are a number hurdles facing rental companies in South America, but change is afoot and prospects for growth look healthy.

International Rental Exhibition Review

June’s three-day Amsterdam-based exhibition of equipment for the international rental industry saw a wide range of innovative new tools showcased. IRN looks back on the show.

International Rental Conference Speaker Profiles

With the full line-up for the 2nd International Rental Conference (IRC) Asia in Shanghai on 24 November now complete, IRN profiles the speakers confirmed for the event.

ERA page

ERA president Vesa Koivula gave an update on the workings of the association during the ERA Convention. IRN presents an edited version of his address.

Faces & Places

New CEO for Ritchie Bros; new managing director for IAPS Group; new southern African distributor for Chicago Pneumatic; plus other people and events news from the global rental industry.

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