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A Geradora enters big genset market in Brazil
Brazilian rental company A Geradora has entered the high-capacity power rentals market with an investment in 20 Cummins power units in 0.5 MW, 100 MW and 1.5 MW sizes.
Hewden appoints operations director
Hewden has appointed two new members to its management team based at its head office in Manchester. Mark Albiston has joined in the newly created role of operations director and Lyndsay Glover has taken up the position of head of human resources.
US renters support Hurricane Irene recovery operation
US rental companies acted quickly to help those affected by the massive Hurricane Irene last week. With damage expected to reach US$10 billion in value and an estimated 5 million homes without electricity, there was enormous demand for temporary power as well as pumping capacity.
Onsite strengthens in Victoria with Geelong depot
Australia’s Onsite Rental Group has opened a new location in Geelong and said it represented a milestone in its expansion plans for Victoria state.
Speedy confident despite UK economic fragility
Speedy Hire said it remained confident that its rental business was on course to benefit from substantial investment in industries such as power, water and telecommunications, despite the continued fragility of the UK economy.
RSS reports cooling rental boom in Abu Dhabi
Rental Solutions & Services (RSS), the Dubai-based renter of power, temporary cooling and mobile water solutions, has installed 19000TR (66,820kW) of cooling equipment in Abu Dhabi and claimed it has a 50% share of the cooling market in the city.
Algeco Scotsman appoints new CFO
Algeco Scotsman has appointed Tom Kloster as its new chief financial officer (CFO), replacing previous CFO Tim Stonefiser.
Argos signs up with VP plc for ‘virtual hire’
Argos is the latest big name UK retailer to sign up with VP’s tool hire business, Hire Station, to provide ‘virtual hire’ services to its customers.
Hewden launches 24-hour breakdown service
UK rental company Hewden has launched 24-hour breakdown service to minimise the costs and inconvenience of equipment downtime for its customers.
Manlift targets international projects for power rentals growth
Manlift, the Dubai-based company that rents aerial platforms and power in the Middle East, is expanding its power division by targeting new markets outside the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Hertz expands 'high potential' pump and power division
Hertz Equipment Rental Corp (HERC) has added four locations to its Pump & Power special division. The new branches are in Memphis, Detroit, Syracuse and San Diego.
Skyjack signs up with SmartEquip
Skyjack is joining the electronic parts management system SmartEquip Network. The system will provides direct online links to Skyjack’s parts and procurement systems for rental companies and other fleet owners.
Nixon Hire spells out national ambitions
Nixon Hire, one of the UK’s fastest growing rental companies, plans to become a national player by 2020 with revenues of around £50 million.
RentalTracker survey for second quarter now launched
The ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey covering the second quarter of 2011 is ready to complete and is again available in five languages - English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
New IPAF Brazil council an "important step" for the association
IPAF said the formation of a Country Council in Brazil following a meeting Sao Paulo in late May represented a "hugely important step" for the association.
Ashley Sowerby explains how an audit can lead to full asset utilisation
Ashley Sowerby the managing director of Chevin Fleet Solutions explains how a fleet audit can help you to fully utilise your assets.
ERA president warns of ‘erratic’ recovery
Gérard Déprez calls for review of rental industry’s approach to profitability
Positive response to Datatag technology
After successes in the UK, anti-theft systems for construction equipment roll out in Europe
Study reveals fleet management practices in the Netherlands
A new study into fleet management processes among Netherlands rental companies has highlighted where rental companies could make improvements to the management procedures, particularly in areas such as disposal of the fleet and knowledge of maintenance and repair costs.
Video: Altas Copco showcases rebranded range
Wide range on offer at IRE Show 2011, including rebranded light compaction equipment
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