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Cruising speed: IRN reports from the European Rental Association's 2010 convention in Prague.
‘New Opportunities’ was the theme for this year’s European Rental Association (ERA) Convention, held on 26-27 May in Prague. Murray Pollok reports from the city’s Corinthian Towers Hotel.
How does United Rentals target national accounts?
When United Rentals announced Operation United as its strategy nearly two years ago, the emphasis was – and remains – squarely on differentiation through excellent customer service. In this exclusive interview with Lucy Peterson, CEO Michael Kneeland explains why the strategy also includes a focus on national and strategic accounts as the key to long-term growth.
IRN Editor Murray Pollok talks to Bredenoord's general manager Jaap Fluit about the company's power rental business.
Netherlands power rental company Bredenoord is unusual in that it likes to develop and build its own gensets, including some rather special designs. Murray Pollok visited the company’s Apeldoorn facility.
John Paz talks to Murray Pollok about renting pumps in North America.
Godwin Pumps is known worldwide for its Dri-Prime pumps manufactured in the UK, but the company also runs a massive pump rental business in the US. Murray Pollok spoke to John Paz, Godwin’s president.
Speedy wants to be a €2 billion business by 2020. Can they do it?
The UK's largest rental company, Speedy, wants to be a £2 billion business by 2020. Steve Corcoran, the company's chief executive, explains how they aim to do it.
What advice do two US rental veterans have to offer on surviving the recession?
For the first time since consolidation played out earlier in the decade, the US rental industry has had to weather a severe downturn. Two industry veterans describe what it’s like to be back in the dance, managing independent rental operations in a tough economy. Lucy Peterson reports.
Speedy employees vote for products at 'mini-show'
Speedy Hire held its own ‘mini-exhibition’ at which hundreds of its employees viewed the latest equipment from as many as 60 of its core suppliers.
GAM starts renting in Iraq, Chile and Colombia
Spanish rental company GAM is starting to rent in Iraq, Chile and Colombia this month in a continuation of its policy to expand its international business. GAM said its operations outside Spain would generate as much as US$ 60 million this year increasing to US$100-110 million in 2011.
Craig Paylor warns of challenges ahead for rental
Former JLG president Craig Paylor used his keynote address at the Europlatform conference to urge rental companies to exploit the full economic life of their machines, and warned the industry that it had to be ready for some major challenges, including increased competition from Asia and rising price pressures on machines.
HSS offers estimated time of delivery on equipment
HSS Hire is now offering customers estimated delivery times for equipment and electronic proof of delivery through its LiveHire online rental management tool.
Take advantage of early booking rates for Europlatform
A heavyweight line of speakers at this year's Europlatform access rental conference will provide expert advice on how to operate your business with optimum efficiency. The conference takes place in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday 16 September.
HAE offers new UK rental 'helpline'
HAE (Hire Association Europe) has launched a new free advice hotline +44 (0)121 380 4646 for employment law, health and safety and legal advice.
Book now for Europlatform rental conference on 16 September
Book your place now for the Europlatform conference in Madrid, Spain on 16 September.
A-Plant launches unmanned tool hire cabin
A-Plant has launched an unmanned Auto Tool Hire Unit that would be located at customers’ sites to provide instant access to tools.
Europlatform conference programme finalised
Craig Paylor, one of the best-known personalities in the access industry, will deliver the keynote address at the Europlatform conference being held on 16 September 2010 at the Hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower in Spain. The conference will take the theme of 'Renting Smart: Efficient Fleet Management'.
Hydrex refinances for "next stage of growth"
Hydrex Equipment (UK) Ltd has agreed a refinancing with its bankers that sees the company’s debt reduced to £50 million and an injection of an additional £8 million in finance. The arrangement takes the form of a £45 million debt-for-equity swap.
Hewden supports England with World Cup branded machines
UK rental company Hewden is capitalising on World Cup fever in the country by introducing a range of England-branded equipment for rent.
ERA president Déprez praises 'responsible' response to crisis
The rental industry reacted responsibly to the crisis last year, said Gérard Déprez, president of the European Rental Association (ERA) and chief executive officer of Loxam, but he said that recovery would only be visible in companies’ 2011 accounts.
Skanska Maskin plans Swedish network expansion
Sweden’s Skanska Maskin is to significantly increase its depot network in the coming two years to increase the level of support it provides to Skanska, its parent company and main customer.
Hertz Equipment launches website for smartphones
Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) has launched a mobile version of its website that allows customers on site to conduct business with HERC directly from their smartphone.
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