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Go early, go big: Kevin Appleton on the right international strategy
Going international with a rental business is about more than getting dots on a map, says Kevin Appleton. So what are the key ingredients of an international strategy?
Private equity wakes up: Jeff Eisenberg on investment in rental
In 2013 the equipment rental industry saw an increase in investments by private equity firms in rental companies. What does this mean for the industry, and how will the future be different from the past waves of acquisitions? Jeff Eisenberg reports.
Speedy appoints new chief executive
Steve Corcoran leaves Speedy today as recently appointed COO Mark Rogerson is promoted to the chief executive role.
Algeco Scotsman appoints new North American head
Former Cummins and Novelis executive Brad Soultz replaces Joseph Vecchiolla as Algeco Scotsman's senior executive in North America.
Ramirent outsources aerial platform servicing in Finland
Rostok-Tekniikka will maintain Ramirent’s aerial platform fleet in Finland and employ 20 Ramirent staff.
New ALEC president highlights rental training priority
Advancing professionalism in the Brazilian rental sector is a key objective of the incoming president of rental association ALEC.
GAM celebrates 10th anniversary
500 attend celebration party in December and company publishes company history, The Danger of Success.
JLG and ProDelta to end RiRent joint venture
RiRent will complete current rental contracts and not take on any new customers.
Algeco Scotsman takes on new CFO
Incoming CFO Stephen Bishop arrives from SeaCube Container Leasing, where he led the company's IPO in 2010 and its subsequent private sale in 2013.
HSS opens four new locations in southern UK
Two of the new locations are in greater London, one is in Essex and the other in Wiltshire. Openings coincide with launch of HSS's 2014 Hire Guide.
United Rentals targets export sales of used fleet
Export strategy designed to be 'counter-cyclical', providing an outlet for excess fleet during periods of low demand in North America.
Russian mining industry slow to adopt rental
RusRental said Russian mining companies remain cautious about using rental services but that more are becoming rental oriented.
Hertz opens fifth energy rentals branch in France
New Bordeaux facility is fifth Energy Services branch in France and will serve the whole south west of the country.
Ainscough opens 30th depot
Crane rental company Ainscough Crane Hire, the largest in the UK, has opened its 30th depot, in Exeter, south west England
Coates Offshore secures 'multi-million' refinancing
Coates Offshore continues to see growth in its business. The new finance will allow it to invest in its fleet and develop its international activities.
Speedy recruits Costain and Lavendon executives
Former Costain executive Mark Rogerson and ex-Lavendon manager Andy Wright join Speedy in senior roles.
Spanish rental industry launches voluntary accreditation scheme
Initiative has support of three main rental associations in Spain - ANAPAT for aerial platforms, ASEAMAC for general rental, and FANAGRUMAC for cranes.
RTC Group adds rental of high pressure compressors
Henk Uphoff's RTC Group is now renting high pressure portable compressors up to 35 bar.
United Rentals adds five more specialty locations
Five new specialty rental depots are part of plan to add 18 specialty locations in total this year.
Portakabin opens up in Luxembourg and Toulouse
Toulouse location will target aeronautical industry and provide a link to Spain, while Luxembourg branch will exploit buoyant economy.
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