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CW Plant orders 100 FG Wilson gensets
Charles Wilson Engineers (CW Plant) has ordered 100 generating sets from FG Wilson (Engineering) Ltd.
Speedy confident despite UK economic fragility
Speedy Hire said it remained confident that its rental business was on course to benefit from substantial investment in industries such as power, water and telecommunications, despite the continued fragility of the UK economy.
IPAF to hold access conference in Chicago
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is holding its first-ever national event in the US this November 1-2 in Chicago. The "Powered Access: Recognition and Avoidance of Hazards" event will focus on current issues in the aerial lift and mast climbing work platform industry. This is a member and non-member event and the first IPAF has ever hosted in the US.
Ernst van Hek returns with Austrian sales company
Former Alimak Hek and Hek Manufacturing executive Ernst van Hek has established a new company called Van Hek & Partner to sell a variety of powered access machines in Austria and eastern Europe.
RSS reports cooling rental boom in Abu Dhabi
Rental Solutions & Services (RSS), the Dubai-based renter of power, temporary cooling and mobile water solutions, has installed 19000TR (66,820kW) of cooling equipment in Abu Dhabi and claimed it has a 50% share of the cooling market in the city.
Prangl orders 115 machines from Manitou
Austrian access and crane rental specialist Prangl has ordered 115 machines from French telehandler and access platform manufacturer Manitou.
Hewden launches training division
Rental specialist, Hewden has launched a new customer training division, in which it offers a broad range of courses, covering topics including working at height, powered access, general health and safety, crane and plant operation and the safe use of hand held equipment.
United Rentals buys Canadian trench equipment specialist
United Rentals is to acquire Ontario Laser Rentals, a Canadian company that rents trench safety equipment.
Ramirent maintains growth but prices still too low
Growth in Sweden and central and eastern Europe help boost Ramirent’s second quarter revenues by 16.1% to €149.5 million. EBITDA profits increased by 32.1% to €40.6 million but Ramirent said prices remained unsatisfactory. Net profits more than doubled to just over €9 million.
Sulzer completes Cardo acquisition
Swiss industrial group Sulzer has completed the acquisition of Cardo Flow Solutions, the Swedish group that owns the ABS, Pumpex and Scanpump brands.
Wacker Neuson rental up 11.6% in first half of 2011
Wacker Neuson reported that its rental business in Germany and eastern Europe saw a 11.6% increase in revenues to €28.9 million for the first half of 2011.
Elliott wins London Olympics accommodation contract
Temporary accommodation renter Elliott – the UK subsidiary of Algeco Scotsman – has won the contract to provide temporary accommodation and portable toilets for the 2012 London Olympics.
Discover the 10-year rule at Europlatform
The programme for the Europlatform access rental conference has been finalised with the addition of Peter Davis, E2E (End to End servicing) technical manager at Australian rental giant Coates Hire. Mr Davis will talk about the 10-year rule an Australian regulation which requires aerial work platforms to undergo a major inspection after 10 years.
Lifterz orders 80 new machines for new depot
UK access rental specialist Lifterz Ltd, based in Yorkshire has placed orders for about 80 new platforms to provide additional fleet for its new depot opening in Haydock, Lancashire. Orders have been placed with Skyjack, Snorkel, Holland Lift, Niftylift and Iteco
HSS business on upward curve with sustained investment.
HSS Hire Service Group a UK supplier of tool and equipment and outsourcing services, has increased its second quarter revenue by 6.5% (to £42.6 million) compared to 2010. This contributes to a half year's revenue increase of 9.2% - £89.5million. Profitability (EBITDA) is up 10.4% to £19.5m for the first half year although in Q2 this was flat over 2010.
Q2 sales up 41% for Cramo with nearly all segments in growth
Cramo has announced second quarter sales up 41.4% with profitability up in all business segments except Norway. Sales increased from €114 million in Q2 20010 to €161.1 million in 2011 and half year results were up 41.8% to €305.4 million - 27% of which was organic growth.
RSC opens new Pennsylvania branch
RSC Equipment Rental has opened a 7,500-square-foot branch in Milan, PA to serve the Northern Tier's natural gas industry, the company said.
ITT Water & Wastewater to be renamed Xylem
ITT Water & Wastewater, the ITT division that includes the Flygt, Godwin and Grindex pump brands, is to be renamed Xylem as part of the previously announced spin-off of the company before the end of this year.
A-Plant orders 100 TowerLights
A-Plant has ordered 100 VT-1 Eco lighting towers from TowerLight UK Ltd.
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