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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.
Keep your eye on asset tracking
Enigma Vehicle Systems, a UK supplier of satellite tracking systems and associated products, is warning the plant industry to take even greater care when choosing suppliers of anti-theft and tracking systems for their plant fleets.
AFI-Uplift expands in Wakefield
UK powered access rental specialist AFI-Uplift has relocated its Wakefield depot to larger premises.
New Ramirent CEO 'ready for the challenge'
Magnus Rosén took up his new post as chief executive officer of Ramirent today (15 January) and said he was ready for the challenge of leading the company through a difficult economic period. Mr Rosén replaces Kari Kallio who announced in May 2008 that he would retire from the business.
HSS publishes first 'corporate responsibility' report
HSS Hire in the UK has published its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report highlighting the work it is doing to help local communities and detailing its effort towards minimising its environmental impact.
Doron Livnat increases Riwal stake as Jaap Schalekamp departs
Jaap Schalekamp has left Riwal and Doron Livnat has increased his share of the business from 33% to 50% as part of a management reorganisation by the Netherlands access and power rental company.
UK renter Hewden to close 22 depots
Hewden Plant Hire in the UK will close 22 of its current 102 depots by the end of March 2009. It will also cut 213 from its current staff total of 1750.
DLR to reject postponing new French payment law
The French rental and distributors association DLR is to reject proposals from two main contractors associations to postpone the introduction of new laws on payment periods.
Cramo names Kubota top supplier
Kubota Europe was chosen as ‘Number 1 Supplier" in 2007 to the Cramo Group. The rental company's fleet management and individual operating companies made the selection, the first time ever, earlier this year.
UK contract extends Harsco infrastructure wins
Harsco Corporation has received the $5 million (€4 million), follow-on contract as principal scaffolding subcontractor for construction of new facilities for the British Army. The two-year contract supports the next phase to build over 100 new structures at four garrisons on Salisbury Plain and in Aldershot.
Former Coates executives join New Zealand's Hirequip
Hirequip, one of New Zealand’s largest equipment rental companies, has appointed former Coates Hire executives Garry Woods and Barry Meale as directors. Mr Woods will be chairman, replacing Kim Ellis, who is leaving the board after almost two years in the post.
AJ Access Platforms gets new look
UK-based AJ Access Platforms, which sells and rents aerial platforms, has renamed and rebranded itself as Access Platforms, incorporating the website address
GAM wins €6m wind power contract
GAM has won a €6 million contract with Suzlom Wind Energy Spain to transport and assemble 49 wind turbines in four new wind farms in Almeria, Spain.
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