Rental festival is around the corner

By Helen Wright17 June 2014

There are just days to go before the start of the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which runs from 24 to 26 June.

There has been a very strong response from exhibitors, with the show expanded to accommodate demand for space – over 90 exhibitors are now confirmed, showcasing cutting-edge technology for the rental industry alongside product mainstays such as mini excavators and dumpers.

Important suppliers to the rental market including JCB, Volvo CE, Kubota, Hitachi, Hilti, Yanmar and Wacker Neuson will exhibit at IRE.

Specialist rental software developers will also be present alongside other established rental brands such as Morris Site Machinery, Nightsearcher and Thwaites.

See the April/May issue of IRN for a preview of the exhibition, and the June issue for a stop-press preview.

For a full list of exhibitors and a floor plan for the event, which takes place at the Amsterdam Rai venue, go to

Visitors still have time to register online for free ahead of the show – the deadline for online registration is 17:00 on 18 June. The entry cost on the door is €20.

Tony Kenter, managing director of show organiser Industrial Promotions International (IPI), said he was delighted with the increase in size of the show.

“A bigger, stronger show is good news for everyone. It expands the range of equipment on display for visitors and helps generate increased traffic for all the exhibitors. IRE, taking together with the APEX aerial platform show, gives rental companies a fantastic array of suppliers to visit at a single location over three days.”

APEX and ERA events

The IRE show, which is supported by the European Rental Association and International Rental News (IRN), is being held at the RAI in a hall alongside the
APEX aerial platform exhibition. Visitors registered for one of the shows will have free access to the other.

Visitors can also dip into the sessions of the European Rental Association’s annual Convention (at a cost, see booking page at and network at the European Rental Awards dinner on the Wednesday night.

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