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Emeco wins multi-million dollar Chilean rental contract
Australian mining equipment rental company wins five-year contract worth between AU$27 million and AU$32 million per year
Caution creeps in to second quarter ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey
Encouraging signs for the industry continued in the results of the second quarter ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey, albeit with a little more caution in some areas.
Global residential construction to reach 61.3 million units in 2018
Annual growth of +2.9% forecast as developed markets rebound and rural-to-urban migration continues
ERA revises rental growth rates for 2014
ERA improves 2014 growth forecasts for the UK, Germany, Denmark and Spain, but downgrades Italy, Norway and Poland.
Himoinsa poised for Spanish rebound
Manufacturer claims many Spanish companies will need to buy significant amounts of equipment when market starts to recover
Significant improvement in UK construction equipment productivity
Report presented at UK Construction Equipment Association 2014 annual meeting estimates industry revenues for 2012/13 of £11 billion
Dates of next Samoter confirmed
Construction equipment exhibition will take place from 22 to 25 February, 2017, in Verona, Italy
Boels Rental sees Italian growth
Company plans to open new depot soon, claims there is potential for country’s rental market
Global equipment sales to grow +5% in 2014
Industry set to exit second downturn of double-dip recession, with Off-Highway Research forecasting increased sales in China, Europe, India, Japan and North America this year.
Spanish improvements expected
Bobcat district manager for Spain Carlos Campos confident that worst is over for construction equipment sales in Spain and Portugal
Caterpillar’s Oberhelman “guardedly optimistic”
Caterpillar chairman & CEO, Doug Oberhelman has said he is guardedly optimistic on prospects for the global construction equipment industry this year.
ARA forecasts accelerating rental growth
Rental penetration index increased to 52.9% in 2013 said ARA.
Mills to invest heavily in access
Brazil-based Mills will spend 73% of its rental capex budget for 2014 on aerial platforms and telehandlers, amounting to R$169 million.
European construction output decline continues
Statistics for November last year continue almost unbroken string of year-on-year decreases in construction output for 2013
European construction recovery from 2014
Slow turnaround forecast to begin next year, continuing to gather momentum in 2015 and 2016
Continued decline in Italian equipment market
Domestic market falls -24% in the first nine months of the year.
North American rental growth to accelerate says ARA
North American rental industry to grow by 8.4% next year and 11.3% in 2015.
Cramo says 2013 sales will be lower
Ahead of next week's third quarter results Cramo says 2013 sales are expected to be lower than 2012, although EBITDA margins will be improved.
Housing and infrastructure to drive construction recovery
Forecasts from the UK’s Construction Products Association point to recovery in the construction industry starting in 2014 and continuing through 2015
ARA adjusts US rental forecasts but remains positive
Growth of 7% this year is forecast to increase to 9.2% next year and then reach 12.9% in 2015, says the American Rental Association (ARA).
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