Happy New Year from the ERA team!

By Belinda Smart05 January 2022

The ERA team wishes you and your families a happy new year. After two challenging years with the pandemic, we hope that 2022 will bring you good health and success.

The next 12 months will be very busy for ERA, with many activities planned to promote rental, provide practical tools to support the industry and share knowledge and best practices on key issues.

These include:

ERA Convention 2022 and European Rental Awards

The 16th annual ERA Convention and 15th European Rental Awards will take place on 15 and 16 June in Riga, Latvia. The ERA Convention is the premier event for the European equipment rental industry and brings together more than 300 leading voices from rental companies and suppliers to the industry to network, learn and share.

More information about the ERA Convention 2022 and European Rental Awards will be available soon on the ERA website: https://erarental.org/event/era-convention-2022/

New and updated ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator

Following the release of the ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator in January last year, followed by an upgrade in March, ERA is working on a version 2.0 of the Calculator. The new version will include group (jobsite or fleet) calculations, handheld tools, modular accommodation units and hybrid machines.

Access the ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator here: https://equipmentcalculator.org/en

Impact of digitalisation on the rental industry

The ‘Impact of Digitalisation on Rental’ project aims to raise awareness among all rental companiera@erarental.orges in Europe, including SMEs and national associations, about the challenges of digitalisation and provide elements of best practice on the journey to a successful digital transformation. A preliminary report will be presented at the ERA Convention in June 2022 and the final report will be published in the autumn.

A ‘Beginner’s guide to Building Information Modelling (BIM)’ and updated ‘ERA Casebook – examples of best practice for digitisation and IT in the rental industry’ will also be published soon.

ERA videos to promote rental

In order to support ERA’s mission to promote the rental concept and facilitate a continued growth of a sustainable and professional rental industry in Europe, ERA will be publishing a series of promotional and informational videos. The videos will cover jobs in the rental industry, the financial, operational and sustainable benefits of rental, the range of equipment that can be rented and digitalisation.

The first two videos – on the ERA Market Report and an ERA presentation video – will be released soon.

Global Rental Alliance to share knowledge and best practices internationally

Since 2021, the Global Rental Alliance (GRA) has been managed by ERA. In 2022, the GRA, which includes associations from Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand and the UK, will work on topics related to people, promotion and sustainability.

Read more about the GRA here: https://erarental.org/global-rental-alliance/

Other activities

The Technical Committee will continue to focus on telematics, training and safety, the Cybersecurity Working Group will reconvene after the publication of the ‘Guide to cybersecurity leading practice in the equipment rental industry’ last year and the Sustainability Committee will work on updates to the ‘ERA Sustainable Supplier Framework’ and ‘ERA CSR KPI Guidance Framework’.

If you would like to know more about ERA or ERA’s activities, please contact the ERA team at era@erarental.org.

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