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Power tool round-up
Manufacturers are deploying advanced electronics and innovative mechanicals to make powered hand tools more effective and safer.
Deprez on the ERA
Gererd Deprez talks about ERA’s progress and goals for the future as the organisation prepares for its major convention in Amsterdam in June.
IRE Preview
Three events - the first International Rental Exhibition, the first European Rental Awards, and the third annual European Rental Association Convention – will draw visitors to Amsterdam on 3-5 June. Patrick Hill sets the scene.
Strength in numbers
Three of the biggest US rental companies – United Rentals, RSC and Volvo Rents - are using sophisticated customer benchmarking techniques to measure how they are performing. Lucy M Peterson, in the first of a two-part article, reports.
On track
The number of manufacturers offering asset tracking systems is growing every month. Has the time come when every rental company should be investing in remote monitoring technology to manage their fleets? Murray Pollok reports.
Scale benefits
Malcolm Jackman is leading the integration of Coates and National Hire following the December acquisition and has ambitious global aims for the business, as he explains to IRN’s Murray Pollok.
Jeff Eisenberg, IRN’s finance correspondent, looks at the how the financial benchmark numbers for the world’s top five rental companies have changed in the last year.
Cat sees potential in 'big box' rentals
Caterpillar sees the potential to substantially expand its Cat Rental Store network in North America by creating rental operations inside Home Depot stores.
Haulotte identifies world's growth zones
Growth in the world's aerial platform market will come from new developing markets in Eastern Europe, South America and Asia this year, with the US market down and Europe flat, forecast Alexandre Saubot, chief operating officer of Haulotte Group.
Compact Power to distribute Multione
Compact Power Inc is to distribute the Italian-built Multione compact articulated wheeled loaders in North America, New Zealand and Australia under the Boxer brand, and may well also sell the machines in South America and the UK.
Conexpo news highlights
News highlights from the Conexpo show
Allight goes global
Allight Pty Ltd, the Australian lighting tower manufacturer that is owned by National Hire in Australia (and co-owner with Carlyle of rental company Coates), has developed a number of lighting products for the global market.
ConExpo buzzing but caution remains
This month's Conexpo-Con/Agg may have set records for attendance and exhibitor space - visitor levels up 16% to 144600 and exhibit space more than 20% higher than 2005 - but there was no disguising an uncertain outlook for the US rental sector.
'No change' at Rental Force
Netherlands-based Caterpillar dealer Pon Equipment acquired Rental Force, also in The Netherlands, on 1 January 2008. Under the terms of the sale Rental Force, based in Cruquius, will not operate as a Cat Rental Store.
BM Location expands rental offering
Bergerat Monnoyeur Location (BM Loc), the French Cat Rental Store business operated by Caterpillar dealer Bergerat Monnoyeur, is to expand its product offering to general contractors and builders under a new ‘Pack Batiment’ programme.
New Holland trials dealer rental
New Holland is trialing a dealer rental business in Unna, Germany, with 40 machines currently in the fleet.
Towerlight launches mobile dust suppression machine
Italian lighting tower manufacturer TowerLight has developed a mobile dust suppression machine called the Gladiator aimed at demolition and building operations.
Fantastic response to first European Rental Awards
There has been a "fantastic response" to the first European Rental Awards being organised by the European Rental Association (ERA) and International Rental News (IRN).
Rental news highlights
Rental news highlights from the April 2008 issue of IRN.
Cat's plans for 500 new stores
Caterpillar said it wants to open more that 550 new Cat Rental Store locations worldwide within the next three years. The ambition was announced the weekend before the Conexpo exhibition as Cat marked the opening of its 500th US store and the 10th anniversary of the creation of the first Cat Rental Store.
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