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Terex AWP opens service training centers
Terex Aerial Work Platforms has opened service training sites in Oklahoma City, OK and Southaven, MS.
Teupen opens US facility
Despite the down economy, Teupen USA forged ahead and opened its first US facility in Charlotte, NC on June 26.
Abu Dhabi rental company takes delivery of 60 new compressors
Aldar Laing O’Rourke Plant, a new rental division created by the Aldar-Laigh O’Rourke Joint Venture, has taken delivery of 60 Atlas Copco XA 136 portable compressors for use on the Al Raha Beach project in Abu Dhabi.
GAP extends contract with Scottish Water
GAP Group in the UK has won a three year extension to its current Scottish Water rental contract that was due to expire in November 2009. The new agreement will now see the contract run until 31 March 2012.
Power rentals on the up in southern Africa
The power rental market in sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 9.5% to 2014, according to a recently published report by consultant Frost & Sullivan.
Lavendon "resilient" despite weak markets
Revenues at the Lavendon Group fell 13% of a constant currency basis for the first five months of the year, with the UK, Belgium, France and Spain performing worst. In UK currency, total sales fell by just 5% for the five months and the company said its resilience against current economic conditions had improved during the period.
Aggreko wins 100 MW Saudia Arabia power contract
Aggreko has won a contract to supply 100 MW of power to the Saudi Electric Company (SEC) to help overcome seasonal power shortages in Saudi Arabia.
AMECO opens permanent office in Peru
AMECO, the equipment rental division of Fluor Corp, has established a permanent office in Peru three years after first entering the South American market. The business is a partnership with local partner Choice Cargo, a Peruvian transport and logistics company, and is being operated under the name Choice Equipos y Servicios, based in Lima.
Aggreko's local businesses show decline
Aggreko said its local rental businesses in Europe and North America had deteriorated in the second quarter, with temperature control equipment most affected.
Extended version of IRN100 survey now available
A specially extended version of the IRN100 survey is now available from KHL Group.
Vietnam renters start to buy new equipment
Several Vietnamese rental companies are starting to invest in new compressors instead of the used Japanese units most commonly found in the country. Atlas Copco Airpower reports that two renters in the country have recently acquired new Chicago Pneumatic (CP) compressors, which are produced by Atlas Copco in China.
Recession will encourage outsourcing says Ashtead
Ashtead Group said it expected the recession to accelerate the trend towards rental, particularly in the US, with contractors responding to financial constraints and uncertain order books by outsourcing more of their equipment needs.
Have your say in the first ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey
International Rental News and the European Rental Association have launched the European ERA/IRN RentalTracker, a quarterly survey of business confidence and trends in the equipment rental sector.
Cramo executives invest in share ownership scheme
Cramo’s three senior executives are together acquiring €2.5 million worth of shares in Cramo – equivalent to around 1% of its current market capitalisation - investing €0.5 million of their own money and receiving a €2 million loan from Cramo for the remainder of the shares.
Ramirent says wait for 2011 for return to growth
It could be 2011 before Ramirent is able to enter a new growth phase following the current downturn, said the company’s chief executive officer, Magnus Rosén.
HSS now offering rental of workers
HSS Hire is now offering to rent people as well as equipment through its new HSS Resource service. The company will supply specialist engineers or site labour throughout the UK.
Bo-Rent places €0.6m order for JCB light compaction equipment
Netherlands rental company Bo-Rent has ordered £0.5 million (€0.6 million) worth of JCB light compaction equipment.
Result Group expands asset management capability
Software developer Result Group has announced the release of its Asset Controller module for its rentalresult product. The UK-based company said the addition brings key fleet information together at one place.
Australian rental industry to attract youth
The HRIA (Hire and Rental Industry Association) in Australia has created a Careers in Hire program. The initiative, launched at the 2009 HRIA Convention, directly targets school-age youth and is intended to counter a possible shortage of skills and workers.
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