Shortlists announced for 2024 European Rental Awards

More than 20 companies have been shortlisted for the 2024 European Rental Awards, with the winners to be announced on 15 May in Lisbon, Portugal during the European Rental Association (ERA) annual convention.

The shortlisted companies are from 11 countries and include representatives of the rental industries in Iceland, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Republic of Ireland and the UK.

Diners at the 2021 European Rental Awards. (Photo: Maurice Vinken.)

Rental companies shortlisted for the first time include Machrent (Portugal), Alquisagar (Spain), Velafi (Iceland) and Blackwood Plant Hire (UK).

Nine manufacturers are represented in the ‘best product’ and ERA Committee awards.

The awards are jointly organised by International Rental News (IRN) and the ERA. The full list of shortlisted companies is as follows:

Large Rental Company of the Year

  • Ardent Hire (UK)
  • GAM Alquiler (Spain)
  • Kiloutou (France)
  • Machrent (Portugal)

Small- and Mid-sized Rental Company of the Year

  • Alquisagar (Spain)
  • Blackwood Plant Hire (UK)
  • Dromad (Republic of Ireland)
  • Velafl (Iceland)

Rental Product of the Year

  • Ecosun Innovations – Frame-Watt solar system
  • EODev – GEH2 hydrogen genset
  • Komatsu - PC33E-6 mini excavator
  • Niftylift – HeightRider 15 Hydrogen-Electric (HR15 H2E)
  • Trime – Solar Hybrid power generators
  • Wacker Neuson – APU3050e reversible vibratory plate

ERA Technical Committee Award – Compliance with ERA guidance

  • JCB
  • Manitou
  • Volvo CE

    (Judged by the Technical Committee)

ERA Sustainability Committee Award – Best emission reduction case study involving rental products

  • Boels Rentals
  • Sunbelt Rentals UK & Ireland
  • Zeppelin Rental
    (Judged by the Sustainability Committee)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony

Rental Person of the Year
Will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony

The awards dinner will be held on 15 June in Lisbon on the first day of ERA’s convention. For more information, and to book your place, please visit the dedicated page on ERA’s website.

The judging meeting was held by video call on Thursday 7 March. The judges were:

The judging panel for the 2024 European Rental Awards. The judging panel for the 2024 European Rental Awards.
  • Nina Aasland, CEO, Naboen
  • Stéphane Hénon, President, ERA & Managing Director, Loxam
  • Hervé Rebollo, Director General, DLR
  • Murray Pollok, Managing Editor, International Rental News
  • José Cuadrado, Managing Director, Yanmar Compact Equipment - Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
  • Non-voting chair: Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, European Rental Association


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