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Hewden holds major equipment auction on 16 September
UK rental company Hewden will hold a used equipment auction in September that it claimed is Europe’s largest ‘direct from user’ sale.
Riwal sets up a UK operation
Netherlands based, powered access specialist, Riwal has set up an operation in the UK. Riwal UK is being managed by Les Warren (general manager), Tim White (sales and commercial manager) and Dave Freebody (operations manager).
Kanamoto opens in Hong Kong with 'aggressive' plans
Japanese rental company Kanamoto has established a subsidiary in Hong Kong to sell used equipment and to “aggressively develop” equipment rentals.
Dubai power renter RSS signs Oman JV
Dubai-based power and temperature control rental company Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) has signed a joint venture agreement with Muscat-based construction group Mubadarah Investments (MI) to provide rental services in Oman.
Mateco acquires the Kühne Arbeitsbühnen rental business
German rental company Mateco has bought the Kühne Arbeitsbühnen rental company from its owner Mr Michael Kühne, who retires after many years in the business.
Access Link teams up with PartnerLift
Access Link, a group of independent access rental companies from the UK and Ireland, has extended its depot network into mainland Europe by forging a partnership agreement with German rental organisation, PartnerLift.
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.
HKL opens new depot in southern Germany
German rental company HKL Baumaschinen has opened a new depot in Göppingen, its eighth depot in the Baden-Württemberg area in the south of Germany.
Rental companies and dealers should work together, says Deprez
European Rental Association (ERA) president Gerad Deprez said rental company and equipment dealers should cooperate more closely, and in particular could do more to work together on remarketing of used equipment.
Surviving as a rental business in today's economy
Financial advisor gives tips on how to stay on top at annual Construction-U event
HSS Hire wins green certification
HSS Hire's head office and its 14 Supercentre rental locations have been certified to the ISO 14001 environmental standard. The UK company now aims to certify the rest of its 300-strong network.
Boom restructures in Melbourne
Crane, heavy haulage and aerial platform rental house Boom Logistics in Australia is restructuring its Melbourne operation
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.
Norway's UCO makes plans for downturn
Norwegian rental company UCO said it has set an “ambitious goal” to maintain its revenues in 2009 despite an anticipated 15-20% fall in construction volumes from many of the country’s biggest contractors.
'Rental eBay' continues expansion
A rental website that allows individuals and businesses to rent a wide range of equipment and products has just started operating in the UK after successful launches in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and the US.
Hertz focuses on power rentals in Spain
Hertz Equipment Rental Company (HERC) has closed three of its six depots in Spain and will focus on power generation and climate control rentals until the general construction market improves.
Airpac Bukom adds Doosan compressors to fleet
Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services, the oil and gas rental division of UK rental group Vp plc, has placed a multi-million euro order with Doosan Infracore Portable Power for a new fleet of Ingersoll Rand Rigsafe portable compressors.
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