All Australasia Articles

G7 leaders reveal US$600bn infrastructure plan
Partnership for Global Infrastructure has been viewed as an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative 
Coates launches green range
Range to include access, lighting and lifting machines
Ahern Australia signs Ausa distributor deal
The agreement Ahern to distribute manufacturer’s dumpers, all-terrain forklifts and telehandlers
Noble Iron sells Texada Software
US-based private equity company is the buyer
Kennards acquires in Western Australia
Addition of Redi Hire will boost Kennards’ network in Western Australia to 22 locations
Snorkel appoints managing director in New Zealand
Jonathan ‘Jonno’ Tulitt will head up the company’s New Zealand manufacturing facility
Record construction equipment sales in 2021
Global construction equipment sales grew 10% last year with demand expected to remain high in 2022
Aerial platform rental in Australia
Bill Whitehouse, CEO of Kennards Hire, on Australia’s access equipment market
Utilisation moves up at Coates Hire
Fleet utilisation up 9% in the first six months of its financial year
Sinoboom Australia appoints operations manager
Longstanding access industry professional Mitch Ely will help drive the Australia business forward 
New vehicle mount access company established in Australia
Waimea Australia is majority owned by distributor Monitor Lifts and will offer products across the country 
Altrad aims for €1bn more in 2022
Growth buoyed by economic recovery, diversified model and acquisitions
Coates IoT tool to boost productivity
Smart Site tool locates and tracks usage of equipment including smaller tools, enabling off-hire opportunities
IPAF grows safety and technical team
Mike Ashton takes up role as association’s new International Safety & Technical Advisor
Australian rental firm boosts workflows with Inauro
Inauro’s Perspio captures view of fleet along with rental and servicing data 
Podcast: IRN looks at data fusion with Inauro
IRN talks to Angus Kennard (co-CEO) and Max Girault CEO of Australian company Inauro about how rental companies are using digital technology to manage their data.
Coates commits to net zero goals
Coates and sistern company Westrac are targeting net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040
Kennards Hire expands in New South Wales
Equipment rental company opens 60th branch in Australia
Vp plc revenues at 96% of pre-Covid levels
UK company buoyed by infrastructure and repair and maintenance projects
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 
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