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Skylift adds remote tracking to platform fleet
Skylift, the truck mounted aerial platform rental division of Lavendon Group, has introduced a vehicle tracking and remote management system to its fleet of vehicles.
HSS now offering rental of workers
HSS Hire is now offering to rent people as well as equipment through its new HSS Resource service. The company will supply specialist engineers or site labour throughout the UK.
Access Plus opens doors in Aberdeen
Access Plus in Scotland, UK, has opened its first depot in Aberdeen with a fleet or around 50 machines. The branch will be managed by new recruit Gary Rose, an ex-Lavendon and MB Plant branch manager.
Widen recruitment practices says Finning HR director
Rental companies recruit from too small a group of people and so exclude some of the most talented individuals in society. This was the message from Mike Davies, human resources director of Finning UK (which owns Hewden), at the European Rental Association's annual convention in Manchester on 26-27 May.
HSS offers 'real time' rental online
HSS Hire in the UK has launched what it believes to be the first ever online renting service that allows selected customers to on- and off-rent equipment in real time over the internet, as well as access a wide range of other information on their rented equipment.
INTERVIEW: Michael Kneeland, CEO, United Rentals, talks to IRN Editor Murray Pollok.
United Rental's CEO Michael Kneeland talks to Murray Pollok about managing United through the recession.
Top speakers confirmed for Europlatform access rental conference
Several top speakers have already been confirmed for the Europlatform access rental conference in Milan on 15 September.
Video exclusive: Interview with Loxam's Gérard Déprez
IRN Editor Murray Pollok interviewed Loxam managing director Gérard Déprez during the Intermat exhibition in Paris.
HireQuip executives cement OEM ties at Intermat
Australian rental executives Garry Woods and Barry Meale, directors and shareholders of New Zealand rental company HireQuip, have been attending Intermat to cement relationships with the company’s key equipment suppliers.
Italy's E-MAC promotes rental to big contractors
President of Italian rental company E-MAC, Roberto Nicoletti, presented rental seminars to over 80 of the company’s largest clients to explain the role that rental can play during the economic downturn.
Europlatform conference confirmed for Milan in September
Access International and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) have confirmed that the third Europlatform access rental conference will take place this year in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday 15 September with the theme, Access Rentals – Ready for the Rebound?
Case signs supplier agreement with True Value
Case Construction Equipment (Case CE) has signed a supplier agreement with True Value Company, the US cooperative of independent hardware stores that includes more than 1000 rental locations operated under the True Value Rental, Taylor Rental, Just Ask Rental and Grand Rental Station brands.
RSC names winner of first Freek Nijdam award
RSC Equipment Rental’s director of customer care Marilyn Steiger-Vandever has been named the inaugural winner of the company’s new Freek Nijdam award.
Editor's Comment: Murray Pollok looks at the European and US rental industries.
For all the similarities between the North American and European rental markets there are still some big practical differences.
Boom restructures in Melbourne
Crane, heavy haulage and aerial platform rental house Boom Logistics in Australia is restructuring its Melbourne operation
IRN launches The Rental Book
International Rental News (IRN) is publishing The Rental Book, a compendium of information and resources for the world's equipment rental companies. The directory is available as a free download or as a paper version to buy.
Grow even as markets decline? Will Leftwich and Michael Bellenger explain.
Even in a recession there are opportunities for rental companies to grow, whether through diversification, internationalisation or by using franchising arrangements. Will Leftwich and Michael Bellenger of Will Leftwich Associates outline the opportunities.
KDM Hire launches temperature control division
Northern Ireland rental company KDM Hire has launched a new temperature control rental division called K Therm, specialising in renting heaters, dryers and cooling equipment.
Speedy embarks on major reorganisation
Speedy Hire in the UK has embarked on a major reorganisation to adapt to changing market conditions and dynamics, including the elimination of its product specific divisions and a refocusing on business with major accounts.
Andrews Sykes signs up with erento
Andrews Sykes is the latest UK rental company to sign up with the online rental website erento. The temperature control and pump rental specialist joins HSS Hire and Hire Station, which signed up with erento last year.
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