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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.
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.
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.
Brazil's Rohr to invest heavily in rental and events
Brazilian scaffolding and powered access rental company Rohr S/A Estrutura Tubulares is to invest R$300 million (€134 million) up to 2015 to expand its powered access, scaffolding and events divisions.
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.
Power company offers ‘carbon neutral’ rentals
UK power rental company Mather + Stuart Generators Ltd is to make all of its shires ‘carbon neutral’ by only using carbon offset diesel.
The service shake out: What do rental companies think about aftersales support
Maria Hadlow asked a number of rental companies from around the world to share their experiences of aftersales service.
Speedy widening role beyond traditional hire
Speedy Hire said its growing industrial and infrastructure related business was helping it develop wider outsourcing services beyond the simple ‘hire’ of equipment.
United Rentals and Fluor's AMECO announce joint venture
United Rentals and Fluor's AMECO form JV for plant maintenance and turnaround activities in the oil and gas sector
Finning takes on Cat dealership in Northern Ireland
Finning International has been appointed Caterpillar dealer for Northern Ireland, replacing previous dealer McCormack McNaughton, which entered into receivership earlier this year.
Speedy appoints group marketing director
Speedy in the UK has appointed Steve McIntyre as its new group marketing director.
Neff gets court approval for next step in restructuring
US bankruptcy courts have approved the next step in Neff Rental’s restructuring plan regarding its Chapter 11 filing in May. The approval means Neff can seek approval for its plan from its creditors before the next court hearing on 14 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.
Turkish dealer to open first Cat Rental Store
Turkish Caterpillar dealer Borusan Makina will open its first Cat Rental Store before the end of the year. The branch will be in Istanbul.
India's mtandt puts focus on rental
Onrent, India's largest access equipment rental company and part of the mtandt Group, has been investing heavily in facilities and equipment.
Cramo signs Finnish outsourcing agreement
Cramo Finland and Lemminkäinen Talo Oy Keski- ja Lounais-Suomi (Lemminkäinen) have signed a five year rental outsourcing agreement that will also see Cramo acquire Lemminkäinen’s fleet and depots in Turku and Tampere.
ERA/IRN RentalTracker - Q2 survey now open
The quarterly ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey covering the second quarter of 2010 is now ready to complete.
A-Plant extends seamless 'web services' to customers
A-Plant in the UK has developed software that will allow its customers to order equipment directly using their own internal IT systems. The ‘web services’ offering goes beyond the standard extranet solution where customers use an external website managed by their rental supplier.
Shanghai rental company forecasts 20% growth in 2010
Shanghai Jinheyuan Equipment Rental, the Chinese rental company part-owned by Japan’s Kanamoto, is forecasting 20% growth this year mainly as a result of expansion in its aerial platform rental business.
Easi Uplifts opens first depot in Hungary
Easi Uplifts is to open its first rental depot in Hungary at Kecskemét, south east of Budapest. The new depot will be part of the Slovakian business run by Glenn Pearson.
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