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New releases from Makinex
New products will be showcased at the ARA Show in October. 
New appointments at Point of Rental
Company focuses attention on global rental market
Australia vaccinates ‘thousands’ of construction workers
New South Wales Government makes Covid vaccines mandatory for workers and construction sites reopen
How construction workers are struggling with poor mental health
Why poor mental health is such a problem in the construction industry, and what we can do to lower suicide rates
New Zealand has ‘dropped off’ global supply chain
Fears that construction supplies are not reaching New Zealand
Coates CEO Murray Vitlich on ‘the evolution of hire’
Read IRN’s exclusive interview with CEO of Coates, Australia’s largest rental company
Interview: Murray Vitlich outlines vision for Coates
Coates has dropped ‘Hire’ from its name as it focuses on increasing its engineering services
Makinex appoints new CEO
Incoming CEO John Stewart brings extensive construction industry experience 
Coates drops ‘Hire’ from its name
Change reflects its increasing focus on engineering services alongside traditional equipment rental activities.
Haulotte Australia wins two HIRE21 awards
Company named best supplier for the second year running and its HS15 E Pro scissor wins best new product 
Coates Hire launches 150t capacity structural prop
Lightweight, heavy-duty prop is the fruit of a research project with Monash University in Australia
Trackunit expands in Asia Pacific
New offices and senior appointment in the region for Trackunit
United Rentals moves into portable accommodation and storage
Acquisition of General Finance Corp adds storage and accommodation businesses in US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
LONGER READ: Data fusion
Angus Kennard, former Kennards Hire CEO, explains why he has created a new business, Inauro, to help rental companies manage data.
Edilcentro Srl signs up with Kinosk
Italian rental and sales company Edilcentro Srl has signed up with the Kinosk online rental management platform
Coates profits hold up in first half-year
Owner Seven Group Holdings commits Coates and WesTrac to net zero emissions by 2040
Volvo CE updates EC250E and EC300E excavators
Upgraded heavy-duty models are fitted with D8M Volvo engine that offer 10% more fuel efficiency
New Sydney branch for Kennards
Australian equipment rental company Kennards Hire has opened a new purpose-built branch in Sydney, New South Wales.
Haulotte launches telematics system
Sherpal telematics system provides comprehensive aerial platform fleet information 
Sinoboom Australia opens head office
Access equipment manufacturer’s Melbourne headquarters officially opens as its national operations hub
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