All Australasia Articles

Coates drops ‘Hire’ from its name
Change reflects its increasing focus on engineering services alongside traditional equipment rental activities.
United Rentals moves into portable accommodation and storage
Acquisition of General Finance Corp adds storage and accommodation businesses in US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Haulotte launches telematics system
Sherpal telematics system provides comprehensive aerial platform fleet information 
Country report: Access in Australia
Australia has a thriving aerial platform market, beset with a unique range of challenges
Podcast: Access in Australia
Doug Rawlings, president of association EWPA and state manager at United Forklift and Access Solutions, covers the major topics
EWPA appoints safety, technical and training director
Formerly of Haulotte and IPAF, Andrew Delahunt moves to Australian MEWP association
CMCs head to Australia
Eight spider lifts are on their way to distributor Global Machinery Sales
Angus Kennard steps down at Kennards Hire
Kennards veteran Bill Whitehouse takes on role as CEO, succeeding Angus Kennard
Eyewitness: Australian construction and COVID-19
Tim Nuttall, Managing Director of Access Hire in Australia, reports on the impact of COVID-19 
Loxam’s Stéphane Hénon confirmed as IRC keynote
Also added to the IRC speaker line-up in Shanghai is IPAF’s new CEO Peter Douglas
Skyjack’s Ken McDougall confirmed as IRC 2020 speaker
McDougall jpined by Peter Schrader (Zeppelin Rental) and Tim Nuttall (Access Hire) in IRC line-up
New HQ for growing Point of Rental
Point of Rental Software is moving its North American headquarters to a new office facility in Texas, US
inspHire goes direct in Australia
Rental software company takes over Australian sales from distributor Elev8 Australia
Starting grid for F1 JCB deal
JCB telehandlers to appear at Australian Grand Prix as company kicks off partnership with British motor racing team
​Angus Kennard to speak at IRC
Angus Kennard, Kennards Hire CEO, confirmed as a keynote speaker at International Rental Conference 2019
GMG enters Australia
GMG has entered the Australian market with its new subsidiary GMG Platforms Australia 
Kennards achieves health and safety certification
The company’s entire network in Australia and New Zealand is now certified to the AS/NZS 4801 standard. 
Profits up at Coates Hire
Revenues and profits increased at Coates Hire, while sister company AllightSykes returned to profit.
Skyjack SJ85 AJs delivered to Australia
The SJ85 AJ is Skyjack’s largest articulating boom and has a working height of 27.74m (91 feet), up and over clearance of 10.36m (34 feet) and a horizontal outreach of 17.07m (56 feet.)
Skyjack expands Australian facility
The new build encompasses 3,500 square meters of internal space and measures five times larger than their previous location.
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