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Solaris another Formula 1 winner in Brazil
Brazilian rental company Solaris rented 10 aerial platforms to help prepare the Interlagos F1 racing circuit for last weekend’s dramatic Grand Prix in which Brawn’s Jenson Button sealed the 2009 championship.
GAM wins €3m supermarket contract
Spanish rental company GAM has won a five year contract valued at €3 million to rent material handling equipment at a new logistics centre of one of Spain’s largest supermarket chains, Alimerka.
JLG to discontinue rear-pivot steer telehandler line
JLG Industries will cease manufacturing its rear-pivot steer telehandler models in 2010. The handlers, previously sold under the Gradall brand, were added to JLG's range in 1999 when it acquired the Gradall business.
Speedy cuts again as restructuring continues
Speedy Hire is to make further £30 million cost savings during the current financial year (to 31 March 2010) in response to continued weakness in its markets.
Rental Awards: how to enter the third European Rental Awards
The third European Rental Awards will be held on 26 May 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic, during the European Rental Association's annual convention.
Sullair modifies 'Smart Pressure' compressor set
Sullair has made some adjustments to its PAC80 low pressure compressor including a frame design that allows the unit to be stacked and a raised fuel tank to make it easier to refuel.
New challenger: IRN talks to Milan Balac, of Dubai's Rental Solutions & Services
Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) in Dubai is a fast growing power and temperature control rental company with global ambitions. Murray Pollok spoke to managing director Milan Balac about power rental opportunities, and a certain rental competitor…
Making a start: Murray Pollok reports on the Indian rental scene.
India’s rental industry may just be getting starting, but it’s a country that holds vast potential, as Murray Pollok found when he spoke to three senior rental managers in the country.
Aerials grounded: Murray Pollok reports on the aerial platform rental sector.
The aerial platform sector is experiencing one of its periodic crises, with large rental companies selling off their platforms and manufacturers trying to survive until the upturn comes. Murray Pollok and Maria Hadlow report.
Consultant Peter Thomas outlines the essentials of due diligence for rental acquisitions
Further consolidation of the rental sector is widely anticipated when the market emerges from recession. But has the recession changed the essentials of due diligence? It’s a question for both potential buyers and sellers of businesses, writes Peter Thomas of consultancy Will Leftwich Associates.
Broader horizons: Anders Collman on Cramo's corporate social responsibility
Cramo is one of the leading equipment rental companies in Europe. Being a player in a very ‘masculine’ industry, Anders Collman, head of corporate communications, was looking for a business-related corporate social responsibility (CSR) project that would add human values to the company’s image and appeal to younger people with a social conscience. Here, he describes the charity in the Ukraine that Cramo is now supporting.
TMHU expands Aichi dealerships
Toyota Material Handling USA, Inc. has expanded its Aichi dealerships from 15 to 26.
China calls: IRN's Murray Pollok talks to five Chinese equipment manufacturers.
Have you considered buying Chinese construction equipment? Perhaps now is a good time to think about it. Murray Pollok reports from China where he visited five local manufacturers.
Lights, action! IRN puts new lighting towers under the spotlight
IRN takes a look at some of the more recent lighting tower launches, including models from Light Engineering, Tower Light, Birchwood, SMC, Doosan Portable Power, Terex AWP, SDMO and JCB.
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”.
Aggreko expects higher profits despite US/Europe slump
Aggreko said it expects profits levels in 2009 to be slightly higher than in 2008 thanks to cost cutting measures and continued growth in its international power projects business. Its local businesses continue to fall compared to last year, but Aggreko said it did not expect these to get any worse.
Skylift goes big with mini-derrick
Skylift's Mini-Derrick Super 5000 packs a 3,000-pound material handling capacity.
Former United Rentals CFO faces jail for fraud
John Milne faces 27 months in jail after pleading guilty to false accounting.
JCB packs in power with its new mini telehandler
JCB's new Loadall 515-40 Miniscopic telehandler is just 1.8 m high, but it is, said Rob White JCB's product marketing manager, "Power to weight the strongest telehandler JCB makes." The Minscopic weighs 3480 kg (7672 lb) and can lift 1.5 t at full height of over 4m (13 ft 3 in).
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