All South America Articles

Mills concludes Solaris merger
Mills Rental shareholders’ meeting gives go-ahead to rental business merger with Solaris
Mateco Spain acquires Afron
Rental company buys Afron Capital shares to acquire oldest MEWP hire company
Deutz to unveil under-25 hp engines
The company will show its new range at World of Concrete
Private investor to acquire GAM
Spanish investment fund Halekulani SL to buy 63% share of Spanish rental company for €20.5 million
Mills and Solaris confirm merger
The deal follows the announcement that Brazil’s two largest rental companies were discussing a merger
Mills and Solaris discuss merger
The merger would create an aerial platform business with a total fleet of around 8400 units, the largest in Latin America
Mills finds financial officer
James Oliver Guerreiro Carneiro replaces Sergio Kariya, CEO of the company, who was in the position temporarily 
Alo trains up IPAF instructors
Alo Training, based in Chile, has trained four IPAF instructors from Argentina, Chile and Panama
Support for M&T postponement
Many equipment manufacturers due to attend M&T Expo have backed the decision to postpone the show
Proing expands Platform Basket fleet
Platform Basket is expanding its presence in Colombia with further sales to distributor Proing
Positive start for Mills
Mills revenue was up 9% in its first quarter 2018, while EBITA rose 141%
Mills plans for brighter future
Euan Youdale spoke with Sérgio Kariya, the president of Brazil’s biggest rental company Mills, about the past and the future
Mills wins wind power contract
Brazil-based Mills has signed a year-long contract to supply lifts to wind power plants in the country
Mills changes structure
Brazil-based Mills has made changes to its organisational structure, with Daniel Bruggioni taking control of the Rental segment 
Acquisitions boost Loxam revenues to €1.37 billion
Like-for-like growth of 8.5% plus major acquisitions give Loxam a 48% revenue boost in 2017.
Comet launches compact tractor mount
Italy-based Comet has installed its Xiraffe platform on a small 4x4 11 HP articulated tractor, designed to “go where no other platform can”
New 2017/2018 president for ALEC
Brazilian rental association elects Ronaldo Max Ertel as its new president, replacing Paulo Carvalho
Uruguay distributor for Klubb
Klubb has announced that Manger will distribute and maintain its full line of its products in Uruguay. They include van and truck mounts from 9m to 26m working height   
Mills’ glimmer of hope
Major year-on-year decreases softened by quarter-on-quarter increases for Brazilian company
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