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New Holland has launched a rental booking service for equipment end users in Germany. The New Rent programme allows customers to book a rental online or to talk to an operator and supports the rental services being offered by its dealers.
HSS Hire is moving heavy plant equipment from its Irish business to London to capitalise on rental opportunities in the city, including the London 2012 Olympics.
Finning Group (UK) has promoted Kevin Parkes to the position of director with responsibility for Hewden. Mr Parkes is a 12 year Finning employee who has been working as Hewden’s general manager, operations since October 2008.
Italian building materials franchiser BigMat continues to expand its BigRent branded rental operation in Italy, with 20 of its 100 members now offering rental services in the counry and plans for a further ten to enlist during 2010.
German portable accommodation rental company ELA-Container said it hopes to establish rental operations in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Russia “as soon as possible”.
Temporary structures and events rental company De Boer has appointed Edward Gallagher, a former local government manager in east London, to lead the company’s efforts to win contracts on the London 2012 Olympics.
A-Plant has invested in 270 hand-held computers for delivery drivers that are helping the company demonstrate to major customers that it is meeting agreed levels of service.
RSC Equipment Rental is offering customers an equipment emissions tracking service that will automatically calculate greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions from its diesel powered equipment.
Compact Power Inc (CPI) and Home Depot have signed a deal that will see CPI establish a new company, Compact Power Equipment Centers LLC (CPEC), to run large equipment rental business at selected Home Depot stores.
United Rentals has appointed ex-RSC executive Ned Graham as vice president of business development, responsible for developing strategies to expand United's business.
Rental company A-Plant has launched a new insurance package which enables the company's customers to insure hired A-Plant equipment against loss or damage for up to £100000 for any one incident.
UK tool and equipment hire company Speedy has invested £600000 in low level access products.
UK rental company Hewden will hold a used equipment auction in September that it claimed is Europe’s largest ‘direct from user’ sale.
Japanese rental company Kanamoto has established a subsidiary in Hong Kong to sell used equipment and to “aggressively develop” equipment rentals.
Dubai-based power and temperature control rental company Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) has signed a joint venture agreement with Muscat-based construction group Mubadarah Investments (MI) to provide rental services in Oman.
HSS Hire is now offering to rent people as well as equipment through its new HSS Resource service. The company will supply specialist engineers or site labour throughout the UK.
Rental companies recruit from too small a group of people and so exclude some of the most talented individuals in society. This was the message from Mike Davies, human resources director of Finning UK (which owns Hewden), at the European Rental Association's annual convention in Manchester on 26-27 May.
HSS Hire in the UK has launched what it believes to be the first ever online renting service that allows selected customers to on- and off-rent equipment in real time over the internet, as well as access a wide range of other information on their rented equipment.
German rental company HKL Baumaschinen has opened a new depot in Göppingen, its eighth depot in the Baden-Württemberg area in the south of Germany.
European Rental Association (ERA) president Gerad Deprez said rental company and equipment dealers should cooperate more closely, and in particular could do more to work together on remarketing of used equipment.