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Comer completes Walterscheid acquisition
Comer Industries’ takeover of Walterscheid passed all regulatory steps and is now officially finalized.
ERA forecasts 5.6% rental growth in 2022
European equipment rental market recovered by 6.3% this year after a 7.2% fall in 2020
Test drive: JCB 525-60E telehandler
KHL ‘Test drive’: equipment expert Dan Gilkes puts JCB’s 525-60E electric telehandler under the microscope
Speedy opens low carbon innovation centre
New Milton Keynes Innovation Centre to showcase carbon-zero tools and equipment
Why ‘The Great Resignation’ hit Construction
How firms are struggling to recruit the skills they need to capitalise on a post-pandemic boom
Volvo testing autonomous electric haulers
Collaboration with Holcim has e-haulers working in limestone quarry
Ritchie Bros completes SmartEquip acquisition
Move allows Ritchie Bros to offer parts and service support to customers on behalf of dealers and OEM partners
‘Self-learning’ wheeled loader from Volvo CE
Volvo CE unveils ‘smart and sustainable’ wheeled loader prototype
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
JCB’s straight drive to the big time
Manufacturer’s own Golf and Country Club set to host prestigious Legend’s Tour event
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
ERA Convention speakers urge rapid digital transformation
Rental businesses encouraged to act quickly on digitalisation and prepare for ‘uberisation’
Top 10 construction companies in Europe 2021
Construction Europe has published its 2021 list of the biggest construction companies in Europe
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
New HBOX+ lighting tower from Himoinsa
HBOX+ is designed for efficiency, connected remote control, safety and easy transport
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?
Why are construction equipment fires increasing?
Insurers and fire chiefs say there has been a spike in the number of fires breaking out in off road construction equipment
Akasol opens gigafactory in Germany
Said to be largest commercial vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Europe
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