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Smopyc delayed again, to November 2021
Published on: 23 December, 2020
The dates for Spanish construction exhibition Smopyc have shifted again to 17-20 November, 2021
Top 10 rental stories of 2020
Published on: 22 December, 2020
What were the top 10 stories on IRN’s web page this year? No surprises for guessing what was top of the agenda
Energyst dissolved and split between Cat dealers
Published on: 18 December, 2020
Zeppelin Group, Pon, Finning and Finanzauto are taking over the activities of Energyst as the power joint venture is dissolved
UK competition authorities fine groundworks companies
Published on: 17 December, 2020
Vp plc and MGF (Trench Construction Systems) fined £11.2m and £3.7m, respectively, for price fixing in the trenching and shoring business
UK Covid-19 sales boosts Ashtead results
Published on: 11 December, 2020
Almost 20% of Sunbelt Rentals UK revenues in six months to 31 October was on Covid-19 related work
GT Trax invests and shifts focus
Published on: 10 December, 2020
UK rental company GT Trax has made significant investments to its fleet, despite the Covid-19 pandemic
Vp back at 89% of 2019 activity
Published on: 08 December, 2020
Company says trading level at its UK rental businesses in October was back at 89% of 2019 levels
Carrier invests in temperature control fleet
Published on: 03 December, 2020
Carrier Rental Systems in UK has made a “major investment” in space heating, hot water and steam boiler plant
Bauma China reports 80,000 visitors
Published on: 01 December, 2020
Messe München happy with show numbers, which were 62% down on 2018 as a result of the pandemic
Technology takes the lead at Bauma China
Published on: 26 November, 2020
Exhibition in Shanghai saw plenty of new electric machines, 5G technology, and new aerial platforms

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2021 European Rental Awards launched
Published on: 26 November, 2020
The award categories and judging panel for the 2021 European Rental Awards have been confirmed
Euroconstruct issues forecasts for 2021-23
Published on: 26 November, 2020
Europe’s construction market will shrink by 7.8% this year and will not recover fully until 2023, said Euroconstruct
IRC conference focuses on profitable rental
Published on: 25 November, 2020
More than 250 delegates attended the eighth International Rental Conference (IRC) in Shanghai on 23 November
Husqvarna to buy Blastrac
Published on: 24 November, 2020
Deal will greatly expand Husqvarnaa Construction’s surface preparation business
New online rental marketplace wins innovation grant
Published on: 18 November, 2020
New UK business GetMyEquipment has won a £100,000 grant from Innovate UK
H&E makes move into specialty rentals
Published on: 17 November, 2020
Launch of trenching products follows expansion of its earthmoving rental activities over the past three years
Ausa launches ‘urban forklift’
Published on: 12 November, 2020
The new C201H is a 2000 kg payload model with compact dimensions for inner city use
Aggreko launches Tier 4 Final genset
Published on: 11 November, 2020
New 600 kVA generator gives 98% reduction in particulates compared to an equivalent set 20 years ago
Kiloutou adds to management team
Published on: 10 November, 2020
French renter appoints new Managing Director for France and a Director of Transformation
Vertex strikes Russian deal with Containex
Published on: 10 November, 2020
Russian rental company Vertex has signed a partnership agreement with Austria-based temporary accommodation specialist Containex
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