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Hitachi sells controlling share of construction equipment business
Japanese trading company Itochu and private equity firm Japan International Partners together now own 26% of Hitachi Construction Machinery
ERA forecasts 5.6% rental growth in 2022
European equipment rental market recovered by 6.3% this year after a 7.2% fall in 2020
Why ‘The Great Resignation’ hit Construction
How firms are struggling to recruit the skills they need to capitalise on a post-pandemic boom
ERA outlines telematics data requirements for rental
New documents guide OEMs on the data that equipment rental companies need for three product groups: earthmoving, access and gensets/compressors
Post-pandemic demand lengthens delivery times for construction equipment
Government stimulus measures following the global pandemic have led to a surge in demand for construction equipment
ERA CO2 Calculator released in new languages
ERA says the move will enable wider uptake of the Equipment CO2 Calculator
New guidance on sustainability from the European Rental Association
Free ERA report gives rental companies key performance indicators at levels from ‘starter’ to ‘best practice’
ERA CO2 calculator gets 1000s of visits
More than 850 CO2 emission calculations have been carried out using the European Rental Association’s CO2 Calculator
Palfinger reports profitable 2020
Profitability was maintained on lower sales at Austrian crane and access equipment manufacturer
Point of rental acquires RentItOnline
RentItOnline will initially be integrated with the Syrinx software, with founder Glenn Pearson remaining involved
Vertikal Days 2020 postponed
UK crane and access equipment show postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic
Hubert Palfinger Senior: 1942-2020
Former head of Palfinger Group, Hubert Palfinger Senior, dies aged 77
LiftSmart opens European sales office
Former Genie executive José Miguel Peña will lead the operation, based in Barcelona, Spain
Riwal opens four new locations in Europe
The new depots are in the UK, France, the Netherlands and Croatia
Study highlights carbon footprint of construction equipment
Efficient use of equipment can lead to carbon footprint reductions of between 30 and 50%.
Loxam makes offer for Ramirent
Combination of Loxam and Ramirent would create a €2.2 billion rental business
Riwal ups fleet investment
Netherlands-based rental company will spend €100 million on its fleet in 2019
Palfinger up nearly 12%
Double digit rise in sales at Palfinger in first quarter of 2019 to €440.9 million
Andy Studdert proposed for Cramo board
Cramo AGM on 28 March will vote on adding Andy Studdert as non-executive board member
Diesel Progress Awards: judging panel announced
The four judges for the Diesel Progress Awards have been confirmed. Companies now invited to submit award entries
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