European rental awards: shortlists announced

By Murray Pollok20 March 2019

The shortlists for the 2019 European Rental Awards have been published following the judging meeting in Brussels on 20 March.

The winners will be announced at the European Rental Awards dinner in Madrid on 15 May during the European Rental Association’s annual convention (15-16 May).

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Judges, from left: Pierre Boels (ERA President), Alexander Greschner (Wacker Neuson), Murray Pollok (IRN), Olivier Colleau (Kiloutou), Tapio Kolunsarka (Ramirent) and Michel Petitjean (ERA).

The shortlists are as follows:

Large Rental Company of the Year (>€15 million)

  • A-Plant
  • Bredenoord
  • Mollo Noleggio

Small Rental Company of the Year (<€15m)

  • Arlift
  • Dromad Hire
  • Germans Homs

Rental Product of the Year

  • AJC Trailers – H2O Solar Pod
  • Caterpillar – 301.8 mini excavator
  • Haulotte – HA20 LE articulated boom
  • Hilti – TE 2000-AVR demolition hammer
  • JCB - 19C 1E mini-excavator
  • Manitou - 100VJR aerial platform

The Sustainability Award (judged by the ERA Sustainability Committee)

  • A-Plant
  • Atut Rental
  • Loxam
  • Orenprokat

The ERA Technical Committee Award

Will be announced by the Technical Committee at the awards dinner in Madrid on 15 May

Rental Person of the Year

To be announced at awards dinner in Madrid on 15 May

Lifetime Achievement Award

To be announced at awards dinner in Madrid on 15 May

In a joint statement, the judges said innovation was alive and well in the rental industry; “What is clear is that sustainability has become a more central issue, for both equipment manufacturers and rental companies, and not just with larger businesses. The trend towards electric or hybrid products was very evident this year and is reflected in several of the shortlisted products.

“It was a difficult task to finalise the shortlists and we thank all the companies that submitted awards. We look foward to celebrating with all the shortlisted firms and winners in Madrid on 15 May.”

The judges were:

  • Pierre Boels, ERA President & CEO, Boels Rental
  • Alexander Greschner, Chief Sales Officer, Wacker Neuson
  • Olivier Colleau, CEO, Kiloutou
  • Tapio Kolunsarka, CEO, Ramirent
  • Murray Pollok, Managing Editor, IRN
  • Non-voting chair: Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, ERA

Shortlisted company are eligible to receive two free tickets to the dinner in Madrid. Please contact ERA via the contact details given at www.erarental.org

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