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Italnolo offers rental App for iPhones and iPads
Te Co, the Italian owner of the Italnolo rental franchise group, has launched an iPhone/iPad App for customers.
Sunstate signs up with SmartEquip
Sunstate Equipment is the latest US rental company to join the SmartEquip network. The system will link each of Sunstate’s depots with its suppliers, giving parts and service technicians real-time support on products.
Rental consultant offers global product sourcing service
Rental consultant WL Associates has launched a new product sourcing service, called Worldsource, for rental companies. It will locate the best new products, components and consumable items worldwide.
Registration opens for ERA Convention in Amsterdam
The European Rental Association (ERA) has opened registration for its annual convention in Amsterdam in June. The convention takes place alongside the second International Rental Exhibition (IRE).
Assodimi focuses on rental at Samoter exhibition
Italian distributors and rental association Assodimi is organising a series of rental events at the upcoming Samoter exhibition, including daily seminars and a round-table discussion on Friday 4 March.
Chevin could help optimise your fleet for free
Asset management software house, Chevin Fleet Solutions is offering UK organisations the chance to scrutinise their fleet operations free of charge.
Rental crime in spotlight at Verhuurnet conference
Netherlands rental companies will gather on 27 January for the annual Optimaal Verhuren (Optimal Rental ) conference, being held at the Expo Center Houten near Utrecht.
United Rentals commits to sustainable growth
United Rentals has launched a sustainability programme which it says is designed to foster growth and benefit customers, employees, suppliers and communities
Interview: MCC Plant Hire in South Africa looks to Sub-Saharan Africa for growth
South Africa-based MCC Plant Hire is the largest heavy equipment rental company in Africa. Murray Pollok talked to the company’s Werner Scheepers about the challenges in the coming years.
GAM’s Carlos Araoz explains the company’s internationalisation strategy
New World: GAM’s Carlos Araoz explains the company’s internationalisation strategy to IRN Editor Murray Pollok.
European rental investment levels rebound slowly
European rental companies plan to slowly increase their investment in equipment fleets over the next few years, although not to the same levels as the peaks of 2006 and 2007, according to the results of the recent ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey for the third quarter of 2010.
No bungee jumping from mobile cranes
A couple of times every year the question of bungee jumping from mobile cranes is raised. Is it allowed or not?
World Rental Report: how big is the global rental market?
How big is the global rental industry? Murray Pollok scans the available sources to provide a snapshot of the 2009 rental market and reports on some forecasts for Europe and North America.
When it comes to new rental technology are you a visionary or a pragmatist?
More and more rental applications for RFID asset tagging technology are coming to light. Is it time that you considered the latest asset management technology? Murray Pollok reports.
Debt hangover? Jeff Eisenberg on rental company restructuring
How do you match 2008 debt levels with 2010 cash flows? Jeff Eisenberg, IRN’s finance correspondent, finds some of the answers in the recent restructurings of rental companies Neff Rental and HUNE.
Norty Turner, head of Hertz rental in Europe and the Middle East, talks to Murray Pollok.
Hertz Equipment Rental Co (HERC) is establishing rental businesses in markets including the Middle East and China to add to its North American and European businesses. Murray Pollok met Norty Turner, the American Hertz executive who is now running the HERC Europe and Middle East operations.
Surviving the recovery: a guide from Will Leftwich and Peter Thomas of WL Associates.
Before the recession the aim was profits growth. During recession the aim was to remain cash positive. Businesses now face the task of doing both simultaneously. Will Leftwich and Peter Thomas of WL Associates look at the dangers as rental businesses emerge from recession.
Equipment maintenance: keeping your costs down
With fleets getting older there is even greater need to have a lean and efficient equipment maintenance operation. Murray Pollok reports.
Australia: stimulus helps but is it enough?
The Australian rental market was relatively lucky last year – the country’s economy was one of the few to grow, and the government helped with a substantial stimulus programme. Murray Pollok talks to renters in the country.
IRN-100: the latest survey reveals the extent of the rental slowdown.
Revenues at the world’s top 100 rental companies fell by 15% last year, and the reduction was closer to 20% for the largest companies. Murray Pollok reports in the IRN-100 survey for the year 2009.
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