All Rental operations Articles

Coates Offshore make appointment in support of global expansion
Offshore rental specialist Coates Offshore has appointed Connon Craig as regional business development manager for its UK and Russian operations. Mr Craig has a 20 year career in well services in the oil and gas sector.
‘Fragile recovery’ in French rental market
The French rental association’s third quarter survey shows that the rental market is recovering, with revenues up 9% from the second quarter and up 6% compared to the third quarter in 2009.
First Volvo Rents store opens in China
A Volvo dealer in XinJiang province has established the first Volvo Rents business in China.
MCC looks for sub-Saharan expansion
South African heavy equipment rental company MCC Plant Hire is aiming to establish a permanent footprint in sub-Saharan Africa and has already opened a depot in Mozambique.
Dubai's Manlift starts renting in India
Dubai-based access rental company Manlift has opened a branch in New Delhi, India, to rent and sell aerial platforms. Manlift previously operated only in the Middle East where it has a fleet of around 1200 aerial platforms.
Cat dealer Pon closes rental operations in Sweden and Denmark
Caterpillar dealer Pon Equipment is to close its Cat Rental Store businesses in Sweden and Denmark because of difficult market conditions. The company said it will focus instead on strengthening its Norwegian and Netherlands rental operations.
Atlas Copco completes rebranding of industrial rental business
Atlas Copco is close to completing the rebranding of its specialty compressed air and power rental businesses. The unified name for the business will be Atlas Copco Rental.
Speedy opens depot at massive Cairo project
Speedy has established an on-site rental depot at the massive Cairo Festival City development in Cairo, Egypt. It is the UK rental company’s first major contract in North Africa.
HSS wins five-year deal with Thames Water
HSS Hire has won a five year, multi-million pound rental contract with Thames Water, the UK’s largest water and wastewater utility company.
Neff emerges from Chapter 11
US rental company Neff Rental said this week that it had successfully emerged from Chapter 11 after completing its financial restructuring with private equity partner Wayzata Investment Partners.
Pekkaniska working at the Sochi Games site in Russia
Pictured are two Dinolift aerial platforms rented by Finland’s Pekkaniska working on the construction of the new skating stadium for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
Spain's HUNE targets new markets as restructuring continues
Spanish rental company HUNE is to embark on an international strategy that will see it establish rental business in neighbouring countries like Portugal and France as well as in developing markets in South America.
Debt hangover? Jeff Eisenberg on rental company restructuring
How do you match 2008 debt levels with 2010 cash flows? Jeff Eisenberg, IRN’s finance correspondent, finds some of the answers in the recent restructurings of rental companies Neff Rental and HUNE.
Surviving the recovery: a guide from Will Leftwich and Peter Thomas of WL Associates.
Before the recession the aim was profits growth. During recession the aim was to remain cash positive. Businesses now face the task of doing both simultaneously. Will Leftwich and Peter Thomas of WL Associates look at the dangers as rental businesses emerge from recession.
IRN-100: the latest survey reveals the extent of the rental slowdown.
Revenues at the world’s top 100 rental companies fell by 15% last year, and the reduction was closer to 20% for the largest companies. Murray Pollok reports in the IRN-100 survey for the year 2009.
How does United Rentals target national accounts?
When United Rentals announced Operation United as its strategy nearly two years ago, the emphasis was – and remains – squarely on differentiation through excellent customer service. In this exclusive interview with Lucy Peterson, CEO Michael Kneeland explains why the strategy also includes a focus on national and strategic accounts as the key to long-term growth.
Brazil's Rohr to invest heavily in rental and events
Brazilian scaffolding and powered access rental company Rohr S/A Estrutura Tubulares is to invest R$300 million (€134 million) up to 2015 to expand its powered access, scaffolding and events divisions.
HSS offers estimated time of delivery on equipment
HSS Hire is now offering customers estimated delivery times for equipment and electronic proof of delivery through its LiveHire online rental management tool.
Power company offers ‘carbon neutral’ rentals
UK power rental company Mather + Stuart Generators Ltd is to make all of its shires ‘carbon neutral’ by only using carbon offset diesel.
The service shake out: What do rental companies think about aftersales support
Maria Hadlow asked a number of rental companies from around the world to share their experiences of aftersales service.
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