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Gautam sees Indian potential
India's large infrastructure projects are porviding a spur to powered access rental, but finance houses' lack of familiarity with the products is delaying progress.
Speedy offers 'green range' and customer carbon data
Speedy Hire is launching a ‘Green Options’ (GO) initiative giving customers the option to choose low-carbon products from a ‘Green Range’. The scheme is part of a wider environmental awareness campaign being launched by the company.
Emeco appoints replacement CEO
Emeco has appointed Keith Gordon as its new managing director and chief executive officer, replacing Laurie Freedman who is retiring after ten years leading the Australian heavy equipment rental company.
Speedy moves into 1250 kVA power market
Speedy Hire has invested almost £0.8 million (€0.9 million) in a new fleet of 1250 kVA generating sets to target international major projects business, in particular in the utilities sector.
New Holland launches rental booking service in Germany
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 adds heavier equipment to London rental fleet
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 promotes Kevin Parkes to Hewden director
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.
BigMat expands rental franchise network in Italy
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.
ELA-Container plans Middle East and Russia expansion
German portable accommodation rental company ELA-Container said it hopes to establish rental operations in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Russia “as soon as possible”.
De Boer appoints leader for London 2012 Olympics
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 provides drivers with hand-held computers
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 offers customers machine emissions data
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 rentals business will be at 100 Home Depot stores
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 employs senior RSC executive
United Rentals has appointed ex-RSC executive Ned Graham as vice president of business development, responsible for developing strategies to expand United's business.
A-Plant introduces insurance package
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.
Speedy grows low-height access fleet
UK tool and equipment hire company Speedy has invested £600000 in low level access products.
Hewden holds major equipment auction on 16 September
UK rental company Hewden will hold a used equipment auction in September that it claimed is Europe’s largest ‘direct from user’ sale.
Kanamoto opens in Hong Kong with 'aggressive' plans
Japanese rental company Kanamoto has established a subsidiary in Hong Kong to sell used equipment and to “aggressively develop” equipment rentals.
Dubai power renter RSS signs Oman JV
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 now offering rental of workers
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.
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