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Hewden appoints head of customer experience
UK rental company Hewden has appointed Michaela Simpson in the newly created role of head of customer experience.
Top rental stories in 2011
What were the most popular rental stories in 2011 as measured by views on the website? Well, there are some surprises – Kiloutou’s acquisition of Top’Loc was top of the list, higher even than the same company’s much bigger acquisition of BM Location a few weeks earlier.
BM Loc's de Castelnau moves to Bergerat Monnoyeur forklift company Aprolis
Benjamin de Castelnau, previously sales and marketing manager at BM Location, has left the rental business following its acquisition by Kiloutou.
Cramo's Norwegian director to leave the company
Mr Finn Løkken, managing director of Cramo Norway AS and a senior vice president in Cramo’s group management team, is to resighn from his position and pursue a career outside the rental industry.
Turkish atrium lift rental company formed
Turkish aerial platform company İstanbul Vinç has established a specialist atrium lift rental company called Örümcekci (Örümcek is Turkish for spider).
MVS Zeppelin committed to full 'rental service' model
MVS Zeppelin, the Cat Rental Store in Germany, said it remains committed to expanding its rental service business model and will increase the proportion of non-Cat ‘allied equipment’ in its fleet in the coming years.
Hewden opts for Microsoft IT solution with Maxima
UK renter Hewden has signed a “multi-million pound” contract with IT supplier Maxima for a Microsoft business management and CRM (customer relationship management) system.
Netherlands rental firms join forces
Six crane rental companies in the Netherlands have set up a national partnership to create a more cost-effective service. Kraanverhuur Nederland, in English: Crane Rental Netherlands, brings together
17 February deadline for 2012 European Rental Awards
Companies have just over six weeks to submit their entries for the fifth European Rental Awards, to be held on 15 May next year during the European Rental Association’s annual convention in Oslo, Norway.
Kennards hands over A$3 million bonus to staff
Australian family-owned rental company Kennards Hire has presented its 850 employees with a A$3 million (€2.25 million) annual bonus, averaging at A$4600 (€3440) per worker.
North America's rental sector is recovering, but can it be sustained?
The North American rental sector is making a welcome return to growth this year, with an expected 5-10% increase in revenues. However, as Murray Pollok reports, the recovery remains far from robust.
Can Brazil's rental boom continue? Murray Pollok reports.
Brazil has the fastest growing rental market in the world. But is it growing too fast, and can the construction boom be sustained? Murray Pollok, IRN Editor, asked rental companies and suppliers in the country.
Lavendon launches anti-crush device for booms
Lavendon Access Services has launched an anti-crush safety device for boom platforms. At the same time, a major UK contractor has said that all booms used on its sites from 3 January 2012 onwards will need to be fitted with crushing protection.
RSC holds used equipment 'Yard Sale' on 8 December
RSC Equipment Rental will hold a nationwide ‘Yard Sale’ of used equipment at its depots all day on Thursday, 8 December, with almost 1000 categories of equipment available.
Hewden sponsors Sale Sharks rugby club
UK rental company Hewden has signed a three year sponsorship deal with Aviva Premiership rugby club, Sale Sharks.
David Downie to leave HSS at end of year
David Downie, chief operating officer of HSS, is to leave the company at the end of December and may seek a new executive role in the rental industry.
Manlift moves to new facility in Abu Dhabi
Access and power rental company Manlift Middle East has expanded its Abu Dhabi operation by moving into a new purpose-built facility in the main Abu Dhabi industrial area, Musaffah.
Korea Rental Corp plans Shanghai access business
Fast growing Korea Rental Corp (KRC) aims to establish an aerial platform rental company in Shanghai, China next year.
Russian rental conference held in Ekaterinburg
Around 70 delegates from Russia’s equipment rental market gathered in Ekaterinburg, Russia, in mid-October to attend the second Russian Rental Conference.
Chinese rental company aims for national coverage
One of China’s biggest equipment rental companies is planning to diversify if product range beyond road building equipment with the addition of aerial platforms, portable compressors and generators next year.
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