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Trendlines: Prolonged trough for China may be felt far and wide
Published on: 23 June, 2024
Chinese equipment industry is in midst of another painful, prolonged trough but implications could be felt much further
Interview: New markets and new equipment for Hidromek
Published on: 21 June, 2024
The two driving forces behind Türkiye-based OEM Hidromek, Ahmet Bozkurt and Engin Barutcuoglu, talk to Andy Brown about new products and markets
Interview: Alias2K and the untapped potential of AI in rental
Published on: 21 June, 2024
CEO and sales director on AI benefits
Fitting in: Vertical mast lifts fill specific needs on the job
Published on: 20 June, 2024
This growing market segment caters to the need for lightweight, compact, low level access
Is rental changing its attitude toward the energy transition?
Published on: 19 June, 2024
IRN profiles the initiatives companies are implementing to drive change forward
The education challenge facing Brazil’s rental market
Published on: 17 June, 2024
Analoc says it’s a $12 billion industry, but still immature 
Interview: Equipment Depot on its secret to safety
Published on: 14 June, 2024
US-based material handling renter Equipment Depot recently celebrated its best safety record in its history, highlighting a company-wide commitment to the goal of zero accidents and injuries
Could US tariffs on Chinese goods endanger adoption of electric construction equipment?
Published on: 12 June, 2024
When news emerged last month that the US government would be raising tariffs on a wide range of Chinese goods, including electric vehicles and batteries, it wasn’t immediately obvious whether this would apply to construction equipment
Achieving zero-emissions means electrifying entire job sites
Published on: 10 June, 2024
There’s a problem with how the world is advancing electrification, specifically in construction

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Scaffold sharpshooter
Published on: 10 June, 2024
Access industry supremo Pistol Holliday describes a traditional industry that’s looking to the future
Why are mini excavators still increasing in popularity and who’s buying them?
Published on: 10 June, 2024
Catrin Jones takes a look at some of the newest developments and what is next for the well-loved compact machine
AI-powered robotic excavators take direction on site
Published on: 10 June, 2024
Gravis Robotics is developing a module that attaches to individual excavators so they can work to spec every day on the job 
accessM20 2024 reflects a diverging marketplace for access manufacturers
Published on: 07 June, 2024
2023 revenues highlight an interesting shift in one of the industry’s sectors
European dealers weigh the benefits of buying Chinese EV equipment
Published on: 04 June, 2024
Dutch equipment dealer Kemp Groep says trade wars and far-right climate scepticism will not deter it from investing in Chinese electric earthmovers
Paola Palazzani on a new ‘people first’ strategy
Published on: 02 June, 2024
Palazzani’s new president talks market developments and cultural change 
Going mobile: A must-have customer experience
Published on: 29 May, 2024
Paul Maddison, director of digital innovation at United Rentals, talks about what defines a valueable digital interface for customers, and why you need one
A tale of two markets: Rental faces differing forecasts in US and Europe
Published on: 28 May, 2024
The latest reports show equipment rental in two key regions, while driven by similar forces, is taking separate paths for now
Interview: JLG’s vision outside the Americas
Published on: 28 May, 2024
Karel Huijser, VP for EAME, on products, EC investigation, production footprint and exhibitions 
Access rental takes many paths to continued growth
Published on: 22 May, 2024
Is the gradual move to a generalist rental model inevitable in mature and maturing markets?
The AI systems used to fight energy waste on construction sites
Published on: 22 May, 2024
Contractors including Kier, Balfour Beatty and Bouygues are all using AI-enabled energy management systems in site cabins to reduce power waste 
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