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Access Plus, the Ayrshire, Scotland based access rental company, is planning to enter the English access rental market in early 2009, probably in the north east.
The first Wolff tower crane erected in Australia was recently shown to the local crane industry as a celebration of the formation of a partnership between Wolffkran and The Caelli Group. The Caelli Group is a formwork contractor and crane hirer that specializes in high rise construction. Established in 1972 and based in Melbourne, recent changes to the company’s structure mean expansion in two crane-related areas.
Nationwide Platforms is the new name that Lavendon Access Services has given its two major UK businesses, Nationwide Access and The Platform Company. The new combined identity will be formally launched on 3 November 2008.
MVS Zeppelin in Germany hopes to have as many as 100 tool rental depots inside German DIY stores following its acquisition late last year of the Essen-based tool rental franchise business Rentas GmbH.
Online rental site specialist erento said its UK website is attracting 18000 unique visitors a week, and the number is growing at 20% a week. The company recently announced that HSS Hire had signed up to the site, alongside another big UK renter, Hire Station.
Aktio Corp, the largest rental company in Japan, has implemented a new web-based financial planning system to replace its traditional Excel spreadsheets.
Quippo Energy Rental, the power rental division of Quippo Infrastructure Equipment Ltd - India's largest rental company - is to enter the Bangladesh and Indonesian markets by 2009, according to reports.
A new access rental company has opened in the UK. Upward Powered Access is based near Oxford and has a fleet comprising mostly of Genie scissor lifts and Niftylift booms.
Philippe Clover, the former Hertz Equipment Rental Co (HERC) and Caterpillar rental executive, has joined Indian rental company Quippo Infrastructure Equipment as its president.
Carrier Rental Systems is to double its investment this year in new temperature control equipment for its European and Singapore rental businesses.
Boels Verhuur has opened a ‘Mega Party Rentals’ depot in Hilden in the Nordrhein-Westfalen area of Germany. The 4000 m2 branch has “everything you need for your party or meeting under one roof.”
HSS Hire has signed up to the online rental website, erento, the first major UK rental company to do so since erento’s launch in the UK in February this year.
Aggreko has won the contract to rent power and temperature control equipment for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic winter Games (VANOC) in Vancouver, Canada.
Ramirent’s chief executive officer Kari Kallio is to retire from the company next year, no later than the company’s AGM in April 2009. He will continue in his post until his successor is found.
Modern (International) Access and Scaffolding Ltd, an authorsied Genie dealer in Hong Kong and Macau, is opening offices in in Guangzhou, China, and Singapore this summer.
UK rental company, A-Plant, has placed new equipment orders worth over £30 million.
Three of the biggest US rental companies – United Rentals, RSC and Volvo Rents - are using sophisticated customer benchmarking techniques to measure how they are performing. Lucy M Peterson, in the first of a two-part article, reports.
Caterpillar sees the potential to substantially expand its Cat Rental Store network in North America by creating rental operations inside Home Depot stores.