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HERC expands in New York City with Arpielle acquisition
Hertz Equipment Rental Corp (HERC) has acquired Arpielle Equipment Co in New York City, its fifth acquisition in the last 12 months. HERC said it expected the deal to add US$25 million in revenues in its first year with Hertz.
Bank closes Stone Construction Equipment claim reports
Stone Construction Equipment Inc has been closed down by its bank and discussions are underway with potential buyers, according to various press reports in the US.
Manitou: 2011 'shows a full recovery'
French manufacturer Manitou saw its full 2011 fiscal year earnings up 35 percent over 2010.
Strong North and South American markets drive Haulotte sales
Haulotte Group has announced a 23 percent increase in sales to €306.9 million for 2011, driven by a doubling of sales in North America and increases of 77 percent in Latin America and 48 percent in Asia.
New aviation-focused scissor from Genie
Genie has introduced the GS-2646AV scissor lift. First unveiled as a prototype at ConExpo 2011, the GS-2646AV scissor lift was designed specifically for the aviation industry. The unit is based off the 2646 scissor and was originally developed with feedback from Boeing (who uses scissor lifts to construct its planes).
Kevin Appleton proposed as Ramirent board member
Ex-Lavendon chief executive Kevin Appleton is to be proposed as a board member of Ramirent at the company’s annual general meeting on 28 March.
Richard Tindale leaves Snorkel for APS
Richard Tindale is stepping down from his role as global sales and marketing director at Snorkel to pursue an opportunity as part-owner and director of the UK's APS Group in the UK. APS re-sells and rents a wide range of construction and industrial equipment.
A record third quarter for Ashtead
For its third quarter (ending 31 January 2012) The Ashtead Group has reported record profits, and good progress across the board - particularly for its USA Sunbelt division.
Access, Lift & Handlers - Product focus: Electric scissors
Over the course of the last year, a bevy of new electric scissor lifts have been introduced to the market. In the latest issue of ALH (March/April 2012), we report on these new machines plus a jobsite where only electric scissors were used.
Rental company fined for not providing familiarization
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited One Source Equipment Rentals for lacking to provide familiarization and training upon delivery of equipment. As required in ANSI A92 standards, familiarization must be provided to users when equipment is provided for sale, rental or lease. Trained operators must also be familiarized on the specific equipment prior to use. According to sources, the user was also cited for lack of operator training.
New branding for Doosan portable power range
Doosan Portable Power has unveiled a new branding scheme for its compressor, light tower and generator ranges
Renters team up for Brazil World Cup
Brazilian rental companies AMP Locações and MG Porto have teamed up to provide five JCB machines for the redevelopment of the Governador Plácido Castelo Stadium in the city of Fortaleza - which will host six games at the FIFA 2014 World Cup.
First results of global 'Attitudes to Rental' survey
A significant number of contractors and other end users around the world plan to increase their use of rental services in the coming five years reveals International Rental News’ first ever ‘Attitudes to Rental’ survey.
CNH Construction names Mario Gasparri president
Appointment effective from April 1 as Jim McCullough retires.
GAM makes €128m loss as debt negotiations continue
GAM Alquiler, the financially troubled Spanish rental company, made a €128 million loss in 2011, more than double that of the previous year. The loss includes a €58 million goodwill impairment charge in Spain as well as €25.2 million one-off costs relating to tax and asset impairment.
Vermeer invests US$1 million in new rental push
Vermeer said it is taking a new approach to the rental market by developing products specifically for rental and by making a US$1 million investment to support its rental programme.
Caterpillar to fully acquire Japanese joint venture
Stake in Caterpillar Japan to rise to 100%, following first phase of buy-out from Mitsubishi joint venture in 2008.
Komatsu offers twin auxiliary circuits on mini excavators
Komatsu is now offering customers the option of adding factory-fitted double auxiliary circuits to its MR-3 mini excavators.
Lavendon increases profit, rental rates and ROCE in 2011
The Lavendon Group's end of year figures for 2011 show a 21% increase in operating profit with revenue up 4% on 2010 - profit was £30 million and revenue £225.4 million in 2011.
Coates half-year revenues up 28%
Coates Hire revenues for the six months to 31 December were up 28% to A$637 million, reported Seven Group in its half-yearly results.
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