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22 April 2008

Over 80 companies have already confirmed their participation in the new International Rental Exhibition (IRE) to be held at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 3-5 June this year.

JCB, one of the world’s biggest construction equipment manufacturers, is the latest company to sign up for the show, joining other big name producers including Ammann, Atlas Copco Portable Air, Bobcat, Ditch Witch, Doosan Infracore Portable Power, Dynapac, Genie, Haulotte, JLG, Hilti, Hitachi, Kaeser, Manitou and Wacker Neuson.

The exhibition is supported by the European Rental Association (ERA), who will hold its annual convention during the three days of the show. The association is organising a wide range of seminars, workshops and expert speakers throughout the three days, with renowned US rental consultant Dan Kaplan the event’s Keynote Speaker.

Exhibitors are getting behind the idea of a dedicated international rental show. Sam Waes, Atlas Copco Portable Air divisional communications manager, says; “We have the feeling that this exhibition, although rather new, is a valuable opportunity for us to show our products and solutions to a focused target audience.

“The visitors of IRE are really interested in rental products and therefore we can better focus our messages and activities towards this important customer segment”, says Mr Waes. Three Atlas Copco divisions will be attending; Atlas Copco Construction Tools, Atlas Copco Portable Air and Dynapac.

“We are all looking forward to the IRE and we fully expect it to be a great success”, says Paul Hay, managing director of lighting tower specialist TowerLight, which will exhibit at IRE, “We will be bringing along a number of new and environmentally innovative products to show to all current and prospective clients, we hope to have a large number of contacts to follow up at the end of the three days.”

“The show is all set to be the fantastic event for rental companies to look at equipment specifically targeted at their needs”, says Guy Harris, IRE’s sales and marketing manager, “Visitors will be able to see a diverse selection of compact equipment – many designed specifically with rental companies in mind – as well as dozens of suppliers of smaller, specialist equipment and services.”

In addition to the wide range of compact earthmoving and material handling equipment on show, the world’s biggest aerial platform suppliers are attending as well as producers of power tools, pumps, rental software, asset tracking systems, cutting tools, compressors, generators and compaction equipment.

Amsterdam is starting to get busy by June, so book your travel and accommodation as soon as you can.


The following websites will give you more information on the various events taking place during the IRE show:

You can register online to attend the show, at no cost, and the site also gives you details of the venue and offers travel and accommodation advice.

The European Rental Association’s annual convention will take place at the same venue as the IRE show and on the same three days. However, you need to register for both, separately. Visit this site to register for the convention (it’s free for members) and to find out more about the ERA’s programme of events.

IRN and ERA are jointly holding the first ever European Rental Awards during the International Rental Exhibition. The awards will be presented at ERA’s Gala Dinner at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam on Wednesday 4 June. See this site for advice on how to enter the awards. The deadline for entry is Friday 28 March.

IRE Exhibitors

The following is the list of the exhibitors as on 15 February 2008. Visit to see the updated list.

Advance Scaffold

AFEC Pumps Europe


Albert Böcker


AL-vac® Vacuum Lifters

Americ Corporation

Ammann Group


Atlas Copco Airpower

Atlas Copco Construction Tools


AUSA Center S.L.U.

Avant Tecno Oy

Barreto Manufacturing

Baron Nordic

BBA Group / BBA Pumps

Beton Tool Company.

Billy Goat Industries


Blount International

Brendon Powerwashers

Briggs + Stratton






Ditch Witch


Doosan Infracore Portable Power


Eliet Europe



Euro Towers

Euro Shatal

Faresin Handlers


Genie Industries



Godwin Pumps


Haulotte Group

Heila – Italmec

Heylo Drying Solutions

Hilti Nederland


HTC Group

Husqvarna Belgium


Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe

ICS, Blount Europe

Ingersoll Rand Trading

InspHire International


KAESER Kompressoren

Komatsu Europe


Kosran ECV

Kunzle & Tasin

Landoll Corporation

Lawson Software

Leguan Lifts

LG International

LIGNUM Software

Louis Reyners

Meck Lock System Italia



MIRO - Russia

Mody Pumps

Motorenfabrik HATZ

Nordic Construction Equipment

OAO Miro




Result Group

Ritelite Systems

Rösler miniDaT

Scanmaskin Sweden

SDMO Industries


SoRoTo Maskiner

Signature Fencing & Flooring Syst.

SPE International

Stanley Hydraulic Tools

Sullair Europe


Swepac International

TABE (Hammers + Breakers)



Trelawny SPT

Thermobile Industries







TVH-Group Thermotex



Wacker Neuson

Weda Pump

Wynne Systems

Xena Systems

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