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New HBOX+ lighting tower from Himoinsa
HBOX+ is designed for efficiency, connected remote control, safety and easy transport
Kevin Appleton on how achievement awards contribute to the rental industry
Appleton Column: What are industry awards really for, and how do judges know true achievement when they see it?
Kobelco confirms Latin American takeover
Kobelco to take control of hydraulic excavator distribution in Latin America
A digital development from Cummins
Company says digital connectivity has “a real ability to positively impact the customer experience”
Aggreko acquisition complete
Company says new ownership will support growth in energy transition 
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
Test drive: JCB 525-60E telehandler
KHL ‘Test drive’: equipment expert Dan Gilkes puts JCB’s 525-60E electric telehandler under the microscope
How to improve sustainable practices in rental
Appleton Column: When it comes to sustainability in the equipment rental sector, Kevin Appleton says businesses should stop the virtue-signalling and look for meaningful actions
JLG Q3 results show strong return of demand
JLG’s Q3 sales up 89.4% to $924.3 million, OEM says access equipment market is in early stages of multi-year growth cycle
Herc posts upbeat Q2 and H1 2021 results
Planned market expansion supported by strong rental market and rising CapEx
United named official rental partner of NASCAR
United will supply NASCAR with access, construction and industrial equipment along with supplies and tools for facility maintenance, race preparations and support
Digitisation or digitalisation in equipment rental: what’s the difference?
Appleton column: The key steps and potential pitfalls rental businesses face on their digital transformation journey
New Zoomlion Europe general manager
Babiceanu to oversee development of several products
New Cummins UK logistics hub
Centre will feature centralised processes and storage
Volvo CE’s electric excavator and wheeled loader coming to the US
ECR25 electric excavator and L25 electric wheeled loader will be commercially available in the US this year
Palazzani adds extendable track option
New optional extra provides tracked and wheeled Palift spider range with widths of 1.35m and 1.8m
Comment: Disruption, digitalisation & new business models
New models such as ‘features-as-a-service’ (FaaS) are changing rental
Buckhurst Plant Hire invests €2.9m in Hyundai fleet
UK rental company takes delivery of its 100th Hyundai machine, a HX140LC tracked excavator
Research highlights need for ‘hidden carbon’ regulations
European Union needs to adopt a common approach to the decarbonisation of buildings, says Buildings Performance Institute Europe 
Former CNH executives send ‘disruptor’ warning
Carl Gustaf Göransson and Alan Berger warn construction OEMs to prepare for a disruptor to enter the market
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