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Riwal scales down in Spain
Riwal is to reduce its Spanish fleet by around 25% to 1500 units but said it remained absolutely committed to the Spanish market.
Liugong expands finance programme to Europe
Chinese equipment manufacturer to introduce customer leasing and financing programme
Lavendon rebrands UK operation
The Lavendon Group has decided to bring its three UK rental businesses under a single brand, Nationwide Platforms.
Italian rental market shrinks by 5% in 2011
The Italian rental market will fall in value by a projected 5% this year according to the latest rental market study prepared by Assodimi, the Italian association for rental and distribution.
National Hire to delist following Seven takeover
Australia’s National Hire – which owns a 46.1% share of Coates Hire – has finally been fully acquired by Seven, the company run by Kerry Stokes.
Glifberg to be inducted into ARA's Rental Hall of Fame
Former Cramo chief executive officer Gunnar Glifberg will be one of the two new inductees into the American Rental Association’s Rental Hall of Fame.
Podcast: Murray Pollok on the BICES show in Beijing
View Murray Pollok's podcast report from the BICES exhibition, held in Beijing in October.
Byrne and Algeco expand rental cooperation into Qatar
Dubai-based Byrne Equipment Rental has extended its UAE partnership with portable accommodation specialist Algeco to include Qatar.
Himoinsa doubles production capacity at Spanish plant
Spanish genset and lighting tower manufacturer Himoinsa said the addition of two metal forming tools has doubled production capacity at its production facility in San Javier, Murcie.
European renters increase spending but remain cautious
European rental companies will invest the equivalent of 14% of the total value of their fleets (at original cost) in both 2012 and 2013 after similar levels of spending this year, according to the third quarter ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey.
Ramirent to sponsor 2012 European athletics championship
Ramirent has signed a sponsorship agreement for the 2012 European Athletics Championships being held in Finland next summer. As part of the agreement it will be the exclusive equipment rental partner for the event.
Italian equipment still in ‘crisis’
Trade body Unacea reports further declines in earthmoving, road building and concrete equipment markets
Heli moves into new premises
Belgium rental company, Heli has moved into new premises, which consolidates all its operations and divisions in one location. The company split its operations, which includes rental, machine sales - including Snorkel and Bluelift - and logistics, after a period of rapid growth three years ago.
Xylem to offer ‘turnkey’ pump rental service worldwide
Xylem, the new name for the ITT Water & Wastewater business recently spun off from ITT Corp, said it will offer a turnkey dewatering service for contractors through its worldwide sales and distribution network.
ERA predicts 5.5% rental growth in 2011
Europe's rental industry will grow by an estimated 5.5% this year followed by slightly slower growth of 4% in 2012 and 3% in 2013, predicts the European Rental Association (ERA) in its latest European Equipment Rental Industry 2011 Report.
Terex and JLG work together on China safety initiative
Terex Corp and JLG/Oshkosh Corp are working together in China to promote safe working practices and to lobby the Chinese government about the benefits of modern access and mining equipment.
Shantui plans eastern European venture
Chinese manufacturer Shantui is currently in negotiations to acquire or partner with an un-named construction equipment manufacturer in eastern Europe.
Atlas Copco to expand Portable Energy division
Atlas Copco said it will continue to develop its renamed Portable Energy division.
Australia's Onsite Rental aims to fill 'big gap' in market
Australia’s Onsite Rental Group aims to seriously challenge market leader Coates Hire and has set itself an ambitious three year growth plan.
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