IRN November/December issue now available

14 November 2014

As well as in printed form, the November/December 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 this issue is also now available to stream or download from the KHL podcast page at

In the November/December issue:


ERA expects growth in 2015; Shale oil & gas boost for North American rental; Expansive Generac, plus other news from the global rental industry.

Kevin Appleton column

The rental market in China is showing great potential, but plenty of work still needs to be done. Kevin Appleton breaks it down.

Interview: Brian Stephen, Hirepool

It has been a busy year for Hirepool, New Zealand’s biggest national equipment hire company.

ERA/IRN RentalTracker and Global Confidence Survey

Caution has deepened in the third quarter ERA/IRN RentalTracker. But elsewhere in the world, rental businesses reported more favourable conditions and higher confidence in the future.

Product feature: Generators
Growth is forecast for the global power rental sector, and manufacturers are concentrating on minimising transport costs and saving fuel to increase their market share.

Product feature: Power Tools

Power tools manufacturers are working hard to fit more power into smaller packages, with rental companies firmly in mind.

Rouse services

Rouse Services provides third quarter data and analysis of the US and UK rental markets.

Preview: the Rental Show 2015

A look at American Rental Association’s 59th annual convention and rental trade show

Rental IT

A round-up of news from the rental IT sector including a new scaffolding app, and new fleet management technology.

Interview: Tim Whiteman, IPAF

IPAF has learnt a lot since it was founded in 1983, and there are plenty of innovations on the way.

ERA page

The ERA’s European Equipment Rental Industry 2014 Report is now available, and fresh growth is expected in the coming years.

Interview: Mark Rogerson, speedy hire

After a tumultuous end to 2013, Speedy Hire is moving on and determined to grow efficiently.

Preview: bauma China

With nearly 3000 exhibitors from 40 countries expected to attend, rental companies are certain to find new products of interest at Bauma China 2014.

International Rental Conference (IRC): update

The 2nd IRC takes place in Shanghai, China, on the day before the Bauma China exhibition and will again be a great opportunity to learn about rental trends in the region.

Faces & Places

People and event news from the global rental sector.

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