All South America Articles

Finning reports Q2 24% revenue hike
Company claims product support a key driver of success 
Mills buys into heavy equipment rentals
Brazilian access specialist enters the heavy equipment with acquisition plus fleet investment
Solutions Rental expands with all-electric lifts
Company claims to be first in Brazil to add JLG’s DaVinci AE1932 scissor lift
Mills secures largest regional green fleet with Genie
New Genie  booms and scissors means rental company has largest electric/hybris fleet in Latin America 
ANSI-compliant virtual reality training launched
Serious Labs VR boom lift training now meets ISO and ANSI standards
Interview: ALEC’s Alexandre Forjaz on Brazil’s rental market
KHL’s Luciana Guimaraes speaks to the President of Brazil’s equipment rental association.
Latin American rental in the spotlight
How are rental companies in Latin America responding to the supply chain challenges? Cristian Peters, Editor of IRN’s sister magazine, Construction Latin America (CLA), reports.
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
Mills acquires south Brazil MEWP business
Aquisition of Altoplat’s MEWP division will grow Mills’ presence and customer base in southern Brazil
Mills rebrands to reflect growth and vision
New branding reflects growth, shared economy and people-focused ethos
Locar expands fleet with major Genie deal
Brazilian rental company invests in 500 Genie units, with the majority being articulated booms
Construction equipment sales on course for ‘record’ year
Sales predicted to reach record volume of 1.13 million in 2021 and remain robust in 2022 
Hitachi to pursue rental market in North America
New strategy in the Americas after February 2022 will include launch of dealer-led Premium Rental service
Mills to add 1,290 platforms in 2022
Brazilian rental company reports fleet expansion after business activity returns
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
Nest and JLG continue low level access partnership
Brazil-based Nest remains JLG distributor, following Mills’ acquisition, and offers unique app-based rental  
Mills up 20% in first quarter
Brazilian rental company’s results indicate recovery from impact of Covid-19
Mills Solaris takes majority stake in Nest Rental
Mills’ subsidiary Solaris takes 51% ownership of Brazilian low level access specialist 
Brazil’s M&T Expo postponed to 2022
South America’s largest construction and mining trade show will now take place in 2022, with dates to be announced
Brazil’s rental industry makes plea on Covid
Brazilian rental association ALEC and 12 other organisations call for immediate action on Covid-19 crisis
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