International Rental News - April 2020

14 April 2020

Included in this issue: 

  • PODCAST: Kevin Appleton on the impact of coronavirus.
  • UPDATE: IRE/APEX 
    International Rental Exhibition and APEX rescheduled for later in the year as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • HYBRID & ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT 
    As more options open up, it can be difficult to know what power system to go with. Thomas Allen discovers that one solution could be to take a modular approach.
  • ERA SUSTAINABILITY CAMPAIGN
    The European Rental Association recently launched a campaign to promote rental as a sustainable practice.
  • USED EQUIPMENT
    As well as improving a company’s ‘green’ credentials, reconditioning old machines and buying used products can be a good way to flex a fleet in response to demand.
  • SPECIAL NEWS REPORT: CORONAVIRUS
    The industry is coming together in support of one another and of essential services in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.
  • ENGINES
    Engine suppliers emphasise aftermarket support in an effort to persuade rental companies to demand their engines in the equipment they buy. Thomas Allen reports
  • RENTAL TECH
    Artificial intelligence is opening up a world of possibilities, according to Joel Särkkä of Renta Group.
  • TELEMATICS
    Telematics providers look towards a future that is more connected than ever before. Jenny Lescohier reports.
  • NEWS
    A-Plant rebrands; LiuGong acquires Herc Rentals China; Strong Loxam braces for slowdown; Cramo CEO resigns.
  • THE APPLETON COLUMN
    With the situation on the ground changing so rapidly, Kevin Appleton refrains from giving any specific business advice regarding the coronavirus crisis and instead offers some insights about the longer-term impacts.
  • ERA PAGE
    The 2020 ERA Convention – ‘Smart Rental’ – has been postponed to 9 and 10 September, 2020, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • ROUSE PAGE 
    Used equipment values and other rental statistics.

 

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