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Kanamoto opens in Hong Kong with 'aggressive' plans
Japanese rental company Kanamoto has established a subsidiary in Hong Kong to sell used equipment and to “aggressively develop” equipment rentals.
Boom Logistics considers merger proposal
Australian crane and access rental company Boom Logistics has received a merger proposal from its biggest shareholder, Harbrew Group.
Speedy enters Middle East with Carillion partnership
Speedy Hire is moving into the Middle East rental market through an alliance with Al-Futtaim Carillion (AFC), the Dubai-based joint venture between UK contractor Carillion and local industrial group Al-Futtaim.
HAE meets MPs, and celebrates opening of new HQ
A delegation from Hire Association Europe (HAE) has held discussions with a group of Westminster MPs as part of a series of HAE events aimed at promoting the hire sector in the UK.
Interview: Tom Cornell of IronPlanet explains the benefits of online auctions
Online auctioneer IronPlanet has been growing dramatically over the past 18 months. Tom Cornell, the company’s managing director for Europe, tells Murray Pollok why the online model works.
IRN100: the rental industry in transition from boom to bust
The 2008 IRN-100 list shows a rental industry in transition between boom times and the new ‘post-crisis' environment. The world's largest rental companies managed to grow last year - just - but there was little comfort to be had in the last quarter of the year as demand started to fall.
Rental Management: Does it make sense to have specialist rental divisions?
Does it make sense to operate specialist rental divisions within a general rental business? Peter Thomas and Will Leftwich looks at the pros and cons.
Speedy Hire supports Manchester International Festival
Speedy Hire is supporting the Manchester International Festival by supplying free equipment, including generators, fencing and crowd control barriers, temporary accommodation for on-site offices and communication equipment.
Hertz buys industrial renter in eastern Canada
Hertz has acquired Irving Industrial Rentals (IIR), an industrial rentals business based in New Brunswick, Canada. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, has been made by Hertz’s Canadian rental subsidiary Matthews Equipment. IRR will be integrated within Matthews existing New Brunswick operation.
Carrier says ozone regulations are boosting chiller rental demand
Carrier Rental Systems (CRS), the temperature control, power and pump rental specialist, said the phasing out of R22 refrigerants used in industrial air conditioning and cooling systems is leading to an increase in rental enquiries for its process chillers and air conditioning equipment.
Wagner Equipment chooses Lawson solution
US Caterpillar dealer and rental company Wagner Equipment Co is to implement Lawson’s Equipment Service Management and Rental Suite of software.
Dubai power renter RSS signs Oman JV
Dubai-based power and temperature control rental company Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) has signed a joint venture agreement with Muscat-based construction group Mubadarah Investments (MI) to provide rental services in Oman.
Speedy successfuly completes share offering
Speedy Hire has successfully completed its new rights issue, raising around £100 million (€115 million).
Hinkel Equipment Rental adds a Bronto
Pennsylvania-based Hinkel Equipment Rental Associates added a 200-foot Bronto to its fleet recently.
RSC updates used equipment website
RSC Equipment Rental has launched an updated used equipment sales web site, accessed at
Ex-eBay executive joins erento as CEO
Ex-eBay executive Oliver Weyergraf has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of erento, the online rental marketplace.
Speedy and Network Rail expand fleet management deal
Network Rail in the UK has expanded its fleet management agreement with Speedy Hire with a £6 million (€7 million) investment in rail-specific equipment that will be managed by Speedy.
Wacker Neuson redesigns smallest tracked dumper
Wacker Neuson has redesigned its smallest tracked dumper, the 900 kg capacity TD9, with the unit now using a more powerful 9.4 kW Yanmar L100N diesel engine and a fuel tank with almost double the volume of the previous model.
Skylift adds remote tracking to platform fleet
Skylift, the truck mounted aerial platform rental division of Lavendon Group, has introduced a vehicle tracking and remote management system to its fleet of vehicles.
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