All Industry Notes Articles

How Kranpunkten is becoming 100% climate neutral
Interview: Kranpunkten’s sustainability manager Petra Lampa reveals what the firm is doing to lower CO2 emissions
Perkins expands online support for rental technicians
Major overhaul of company’s online Rental Support Portal aims to streamline access, expand resources
Global mobile crane fleets report now available
New study by Off-Highway Research and International Cranes and Specialized Transport sheds light on the world’s largest mobile crane fleets
Hy-Brid Lifts streamlines customer services
Company adds QR codes to service ticket system to increase customer response times
ERA Convention speakers urge rapid digital transformation
Rental businesses encouraged to act quickly on digitalisation and prepare for ‘uberisation’
IRN webinar to offer cybersecurity tips as threat grows
Working from home and digitalisation mean rental companies more vulnerable 
Ritchie Bros. to acquire SmartEquip
US$175 million deal will add e-procurement tool for parts to Ritchie’s equipment auctions
How achievement awards contribute to the rental industry
Appleton Column: What are industry awards really for, and how do judges know true achievement when they see it?
How construction workers are struggling with poor mental health
Why poor mental health is such a problem in the construction industry, and what we can do to lower suicide rates
How to improve sustainable practices in rental
Appleton Column: When it comes to sustainability in the equipment rental sector, Kevin Appleton says businesses should stop the virtue-signalling and look for meaningful actions
JLG Q3 results show strong return of demand
JLG’s Q3 sales up 89.4% to $924.3 million, OEM says access equipment market is in early stages of multi-year growth cycle
Herc posts upbeat Q2 and H1 2021 results
Planned market expansion supported by strong rental market and rising CapEx
United named official rental partner of NASCAR
United will supply NASCAR with access, construction and industrial equipment along with supplies and tools for facility maintenance, race preparations and support
Palazzani spider for Russian arena
Dealer Vertex supplies bi-energy spider to work on digital display roof at the new Kuzbass Arena
AlmaCrawler appoints UK service partner
Alfa Access Services to provide maintenance, repair and training services, alongside LOLER inspections
New Zoomlion Europe general manager
Babiceanu to oversee development of several products
Palazzani adds extendable track option
New optional extra provides tracked and wheeled Palift spider range with widths of 1.35m and 1.8m
Comment: Disruption, digitalisation & new business models
New models such as ‘features-as-a-service’ (FaaS) are changing rental
Jason Anker supports E-Colour system
Working at height safety at height campaigner says the personality profiling tool can help site safety
Cherrypicker Shop takes over Simon Access specialist
The acquisition of Miles Robinson incorporates unique parts service for Simon Access Group products 
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