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Reshaped
In six years AMECO has transformed itself from a largely internal rental arm of Fluor Corp into one of the fastest-growing rental companies in the world. How has it done it? Murray Pollok asked AMECO president Gary Bernardez.
How do you rate?
How does your financial performance compare to your competitors? Finance specialist Jeff Eisenberg analyses the performance of the largest 100 equipment rental companies in theworld –the IRN– 100 – and calculates a set of benchmark numbers for the equipment rental industry.
IRN-100 Financials
IRN-100 Financials
Small but perfectly formed
Mini excavators in the sub 3 t category are enjoying a surging popularity, as rental companies respond to demand from their customers who recognise their benefits-simplicity, versatility and affordability. The last 12 months has seen a flurry of activity in the mini-excavator sector, as Kate Barker reports.
Small but perfectly formed
Mini excavators in the sub 3 t category are enjoying a surging popularity, as rental companies respond to demand from their customers who recognise their benefits-simplicity, versatility and affordability. The last 12 months has seen a flurry of activity in the mini-excavator sector, as Kate Barker reports.
Kubota attachments boost productivity
Kubota mini excavators have an increasing number of attachments that can be fitted, adding versatility and productivity, according to the company.
Borchus and Speer invests in JCB minis
German rental firm Borchus and Speer has purchased 20 new JCB 8018 mini excavators, which have already been put to work on the redevelopment of an industrial area of Kiel on Germany's Baltic coast.
Italy's big show
There may not be a special dedicated rental area at this year's SAIE, but that hardly reduces the interest level for rental companies looking for Italian-made products, and more.
Power up
Generator sets need to be tough, reliable and versatile, as well asmeeting rental companies various environmental demands. Kate Barker,IRN's assistant editor, highlights new products entering the market.
Cummins early start
Around 15 MW of rental power supplied by Cummins Power Generation has allowed a new cement works in Mexico to start production six months earlier than originally planned.
Lessons learned
Thinking about starting out on your own? Brian Dennis, who established his own tool rental company in Portugal before selling it last year, summarises the lessons he learned when he established his business.
Advantages v problems
Starting a rental business as an individual has inherent problems, but also has advantages. Use the advantages to overcome the problems as much as possible.
EuroPlatform: the conference for European Access Professionals
The first Europlatform conference for access rental professionals took place in Basel, Switzerland, on 11 September, and was attended by over 100 rental company managers, equipment dealers and manufacturers. The event was jointly organised by IRN's sister magazine, Access International, and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). Murray Pollok reports.
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