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Ashtead's profit up as Sunbelt sees 'structural change' to rental
Ashtead's first quarter results (three months ending July 31) show pretax profits up 211% (£34 million) over the same period in 2010. Higher than the whole year's profit to April 30 2011 (£31 million). Turnover has increased 12% to £268.6 million with Sunbelt's revenue up 20% and A-Plant's up 12%.
Hewden appoints operations director
Hewden has appointed two new members to its management team based at its head office in Manchester. Mark Albiston has joined in the newly created role of operations director and Lyndsay Glover has taken up the position of head of human resources.
AUSA opens Middle East office; appoints new UK manager
AUSA has opened a subsidiary in Dubai (UAE) to strengthen its sales presence in the Middle East and at the same time has appointed a new UK and Ireland country manager, Erik Broderstad, an ex-Hewden and A-Plant director.
US renters support Hurricane Irene recovery operation
US rental companies acted quickly to help those affected by the massive Hurricane Irene last week. With damage expected to reach US$10 billion in value and an estimated 5 million homes without electricity, there was enormous demand for temporary power as well as pumping capacity.
Japan's Nikken sees 'long road ahead' for reconstruction
Japanese rental company Nikken said that around 13% of its fleet – 330000 items of equipment – is currently working on the clean-up following the March earthquake and tsunami.
Dutch rental veterans form light equipment sales company
A new light equipment supplier targeting the rental sector in Europe has been formed by three Dutch rental salesmen, André Stammis, Pieter Jansen and Alex Overtoom. The company, Rental Service Europe (RSE), will sell pressure washers, lighting towers, scaffold towers, site dumpers and light compaction and concreting equipment.
KHL and Sobratema seal partnership
KHL Group and Brazilian construction equipment association Sobratema will co-operate to promote each others' activities.
Acme appoints regional manager
Mike Ferguson, an equipment rental industry veteran who has worked in sales and management for two decades, has joined Acme Lift Co. as its regional manager for the Gulf Coast and central regions of the United States.
Assodimi's 'Rental Zone' returns to the SAIE show
Italian rental and distributors association Assodimi and its rental arm Assonolo are returning to the SAIE exhibition in Bologna this year to recreate the 'Nololand' area dedicated to rental.
Haulotte revenues up 30 percent over 2010
Haulotte Group has reported a 30 percent increase in revenues for its 2011 first-half financial results compared to 2010, due largely to US and Asia-Pacific markets.
Latest Special Report: Bridges now available
KHL's Special Report: Bridges 2011 is now available to buy via's Information Store.
The Rental Show 2012 gears up for New Orleans
It has been 10 years since the American Rental Association hosted its annual Rental Show in New Orleans, but Feb. 5-8 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the show returns with more education sessions, new evening events and innovative products and equipment, according to organizers.
Loxam to acquire Locarest
Loxam is to acquire Locarest - a major regional rental player in eastern France - boosting its revenues by around 7% and giving it an estimated 25% share of the French general rentals market. The acquisition price was not disclosed.
Aggreko positioned for 'strong second half'
Aggreko said both its international power projects and local business divisions delivered good growth in the first half of the year, with revenues up 21% after excluding the impact of one-off major events in the same period in 2010.
Lavendon restructures in Germany and boosts Belgian fleet
Levendon Group has started a 12-18 month restructuring plan for its German business to improve returns, and will boost its Belgian and French fleets by transferring platforms from its Spanish operation, which is being closed.
Hewden marks delivery of 400th new JCB machine
Sir Anthony Bamford, chairman of JCB, and Kevin Parkes, chief executive of Hewden (sitting in the cab), met recently at JCB’s headquarters in the UK to mark the completion of the 400th new JCB machine for Hewden as part of the rental company’s £21 million investment in equipment this year.
Competition body examines Coates Hire acquisition of Tru-Blu Hire
The Australian competition commission is reviewing Coates Hire’s proposed acquisition of Tru-Blu Hire, a rental company based in Perth, Western Australia with around 22 depots.
Onsite strengthens in Victoria with Geelong depot
Australia’s Onsite Rental Group has opened a new location in Geelong and said it represented a milestone in its expansion plans for Victoria state.
Alastair Robertson to sell HH-Intellitech units in North America
Alastair Robertson, owner of US aerial platform sales company Universal Equipment, has formed a new company to sell HH-Intellitech’s material handling units in North America.
GAM reported to be renegotiating with lenders
Spanish news agency Europa Press has reported that rental company GAM is negotiating a new debt restructuring plan with its lenders having failed to meet financial targets set in February this year.
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