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Volvo Rents opens Texas depot
Volvo Construction Equipment Rents has opened a rental house in Seabrook, TX.
HSS triple winner at UK hire awards
HSS Hire won the tool, equipment and plant hire company of the year award in the Hire Association Europe (HAE)/Event Hire Association (EHA) annual UK and Ireland awards. It also won awards for the best website and for its contribution to environmental issues.
Aggreko wins top accolade at European Rental Awards
Aggreko won the Large Rental Company of the Year award at the IRN/ERA rental awards dinner in Manchester, UK, on Tuesday, with Sweden’s Lipac Liftar winning the Small Rental Company of the Year category.
INTERVIEW: Michael Kneeland, CEO, United Rentals, talks to IRN Editor Murray Pollok.
United Rental's CEO Michael Kneeland talks to Murray Pollok about managing United through the recession.
Merlo expands telehandler fleet
Canadian rental house, Manulift, has imported a new telehandler from Italian manufacturer Merlo.
$13.5m loss at Ahern as revenues fall
Las Vegas-based Ahern Rentals made a US$13.5 million net loss in the first quarter of 2009. Revenues of $63.2 million were down 19% on the previous year, with same-branch revenues falling 23%.
PSL Tool Hire buys M&R Hire Centres in the UK
PSL Tool Hire in Bolton, UK, has bought Blackpool-based M&R Hire Centres for an undisclosed sum. The deal will add five depots to PSL’s existing seven branch network in the North West of England.
Intermat 2009: Rental Review
IRN reports from the recent Intermat exhibition in Paris, France.
Report forecasts 12% UK rental decline in 2009-2010.
The UK equipment rental market will decline by 12% over the 2009-2010 period following an 8% fall in 2008, with a flat 2011 and limited recovery in 2012-13, according to the latest market study by AMA Research, the UK research body.
Hewden helps make the music
Rental company Hewden in the UK provided more than 20 pieces of equipment to help events contractor SJM Concerts host the BBC's Big Weekend music festival in Swindon, the UK's biggest free concert.
JCB adds lighting tower to Power Products range
JCB has added a portable lighting tower to the range of generator sets sold by its Power Products division, boosting its range of rental-friendly compact products.
Terex celebrates fifty years of backhoes
Terex Corp's Construction division used a customer open day in the UK in May to celebrate the 50-year history of the backhoe loaders that it currently manufactures in Coventry.
Finning rentals down 20% as Hewden falls 28.9%
First quarter 2009 rental revenues for Finning International Inc were C$140.2 million (€88.33 million), down 20% on the same period in 2008.
Tower Light and Phoenix Zeppelin reach distribution agreement
Italy’s Tower Light srl has signed a distribution agreement with Caterpillar dealer Phoenix-Zeppelin for the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic markets. The agreement includes the Tower Light branded lighting towers and the Gladiator range that includes mini crawler-dumpers and site storage boxes.
Hewden helps make the music
Rental company Hewden in the UK provided more than 20 pieces of equipment to help events contractor, SJM Concerts, put on the Big Weekend music festival. BBC Radio sponsored the event, which was held 9-10 May at Lydiard Park in Swindon and is the UK's biggest free concert.
Northern Ireland's NC launches 1 t dumper
Northern Ireland’s NC Engineering has launched a new 1 t site dumper, its smallest model yet. The hydrostatic drive HT1.0 joins the company’s range of 1.5 t, 6 t, 9 t and 10 t dumpers.
North American ‘rates war’ starting warns Kaplan
Rental rates in North America fell by 8% or more in the first quarter of the year and could decline by even more in the second quarter, according to rental consultant Dan Kaplan. He warned that the beginnings of a damaging rates war was now evident in North America.
Terex AWP to consolidate European distribution in the Netherlands
Terex AWP is consolidating its European parts and machine distribution activities at a new facility in the Netherlands through a five year outsourcing contract with global logistics specialist CEVA Logistics.
GreemMech and Compact Power cooperate on products
UK chipper and shreader specialist GreenMech and US Compact Power Inc, manufacturer of the Boxer range of compact loaders, have agreed an alliance that will see GreenMech become dealer in the UK, France and Germany for the Boxer range of products and Compact Power import Greenmech chippers into the US.
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